“Demand for civic activism has risen and new spaces have opened for civil society organizations (CSOs) to play prominent and multilevel roles in the crisis. The pandemic has given global civil society a new sense of urgency, unleashed a spirit of civic empowerment, and prompted CSOs to deepen their presence in local societies.”

https://carnegieeurope.eu/2020/12/07/coronavirus-as-catalyst-for-global-civil-society-pub-83138