City councils, citizens and civil society organisations are creating measures in neighbourhoods and communities to sustain social cohesion and to keep our spirits up.
The social distancing measures implemented, are challenging for many people. To counter feelings of loneliness and isolation, a telephone project was initiated by the community on San Lazzaro (Italy). Community members are contacted and can share their feelings and needs or just have a quick exchange of words.
An easy to produce ventilator could fill the shortage of breathing devices in intensive care units.
An existing platform now allows people to start helping and sharing teams that act like individual networks
A project started by the Emilia Romagna region helps children to maintain relationships with each other and strengthens their imagination skills.
On the Facebook page of a municipality in Italy, people can contribute their skills and knowledge to the community.
COVIDbase connects people with skills relevant to certain projects to inspire new ideas.