2022 Ukrainian Refugee Crisis: What Europeans Should Know About Religiosity and Mentality of Idp Ukrainians: Research Proposals

1 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2022 Last revised: 30 Apr 2022

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Vitalii Lunov

Bogomolets national medical university; G.S. Kostyk Institute of Psychology, NAPS of Ukraine; Deva Clinique

Date Written: March 29, 2022


By March 27, 2022, according to the UN, 3.9 million Ukrainian refugees left the territory of Ukraine and were forced to flee to the countries closest to the west of Ukraine, more than 2.3 million Ukrainian refugees fled to Poland – most catholic country in EU.

Religious faith is one of the most important factors in overcoming the traumatic experience gained during the war and caused by the need for forced displacement. As we know, religious organizations take an active participation in charity and humanitarian missions. In this regard, it is necessary to consider the likelihood and prevention of conflicts between IDP from Ukraine (who are mainly Orthodox of the three Ukrainian Orthodox groups that do not recognize each other) and volunteers and the population of the host countries.

The goal of research proposal is to find the models of religiosity and the phenomenon of the religious faith of Ukrainians from different regions of Ukraine as an existential and social resource for integration in the new cultural and religious community of the EU countries.

Working Plan:

1. To generalize the main models of religiosity and mentality of IDPs from different regions of Ukraine.

2. To identify ways of social, cultural, and religious inclusion of IDPs from Ukraine to Poland.

3. To develop a model of psychological support for IDPs from Ukraine, considering the degree of their religiosity.

4. To create a guide for psychologists, social workers, and representatives of religious communities in the EU to interact with IDPs from Ukraine.

Understanding the specific religiosity and ethnicity caused by cultural and national conflicts of IDPs from different regions (Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Melitopol, Mariupol, Kherson, etc.) will avoid social stereotypes of these vulnerable groups.

Keywords: IDP from Ukraine, 2022 Ukrainian refugee crisis, religiosity, mentality, Ukrainian Orthodox groups, cultural integration

Suggested Citation

Lunov, Vitalii, 2022 Ukrainian Refugee Crisis: What Europeans Should Know About Religiosity and Mentality of Idp Ukrainians: Research Proposals (March 29, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4069793 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4069793

Vitalii Lunov (Contact Author)

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G.S. Kostyk Institute of Psychology, NAPS of Ukraine ( email )

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