February 24, 2021 | Nonprofit Policy Forum (NPF) | Special Issue on Government and Civil Society in the Era of COVID-19: In the latest issue of NPF, Prof. Dr. Annete Zimmer and Dr. sc. Eckhard Priller have written an article on how the pandemic impacted Germany’s nonprofit sector.
Zimmer, Annette and Priller, Eckhard. „A Patchwork Quilt of Programs“ Nonprofit Policy Forum, vol. 12, no. 1, 2021, pp. 45-63.
How is Germany doing with respect to the fight against COVID-19? Did the German Federal and the country’s Regional Governments enact a coordinated approach, and did the sector have the opportunity to co-operate with government and have a “voice” in the policy process? Based on the results of recent empirical studies and desktop, internet-based research, these questions are addressed and the outcome is that there were numerous programs issued by the Federal and regional German governments that buffer the effects of the crisis is having on the sector. However, the programs were not developed in co-operation with the sector and were not easy to access, particularly for small and non-professionalized nonprofits.