27 July 2014—27 July 2017
Donbas Studies Research Project by IZOLYATSIA is aimed at fostering and consolidating the scientific community around the Donbas topic (technologies and social communication, human and social sciences, natural sciences).
The industrial region of Donbas suffers from the pressure of its criminal and industrial heritage that lead to a moral downfall, obsolescence of technologies and outflow of qualified human resources. The armed conflict in Donbas, kindled by Russian politicians, was supported by local financial and industrial groups, criminal organizations and aggressive marginalized individuals.
The region’s economic breakdown was also caused by the lack of reliable and adequate information about various spheres of social life in Donbas, such as economics, culture, environment, which made it impossible to build social dialog and develop independent media and activist groups.