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Reflecting the impact of Covid-19 on the SDGs
A new exhibition of Technisches Museum in Vienna, Austria aims to reflect the pandemic on the basis of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations.
Supporting young people in launching projects to support their region
To motivate young people to develop ideas that support their neighbourhood, city or region, “wweeddoo” called for the best ideas and offers them financial support.
4 insights we have gained on the upcoming challenges of governments
What are the most pressing challenges of governments in the second half of 2020?
Reducing the impact of fake news during the Covid-19 crisis
To fight fake news around Covid-19, a French project raises awareness for false information regarding the pandemic.
Website lists local support services
A website launched by the city administration of Rheinfelden gives its citizens an overview of local support services.
Publicly discussing the geopolitical consequences of Covid-19
The French project Open Diplomacy started a public platform to discuss the geopolitical effects of Covid-19.
Providing hospitals and frontline medical staff with necessary equipment
To provide hospitals with missing equipment, an initiative crowdsources necessary materials such as masks and visors.
Providing free taxi services for hospital workers
As many hospital workers in Paris work shifts of 15 hours and more, they are provided with a free cab service.
Insurance company finances solidarity projects in France
An insurance company in France provides its members with exceptional assistance to help finance actions directly linked to the fight against Covid-19.
Helping tourists to maintain physical distancing
The Swedish island of Gotland hired a group of armored knights to patrol well-visited places in the region to ensure that tourists adhere to physical distancing measures.
Helping experts and talents to create innovative solutions to serve their communities
With the “Solidarity Covid-19 Francophonie” platform, OIF set up a system to support digital talents in the French-speaking world to unite and create innovative solutions to serve their communities.
Helping companies to survive
An online platform supports businesses and entrepreneurs in operating in an uncertain environment.
Government platform to recruit retired or unemployed health professionals
The French Ministry of Solidarity and Health launched a platform to recruit volunteers and health professionals who are unemployed or retired.
Freshly cooked meals for hospital workers
To show solidarity to medical staff during the crisis, a group of volunteers mobilized to bring prepared meals to hospital workers.
Free grocery delivery for medical workers
During the crisis, the supermarket chain Monoprix supports medical workers by offering free grocery delivery.
Crowdfunding platform helps to realize solidarity projects
A crowdfunding platform encourages the financing of solidarity initiatives and projects during the Covid-19 crisis.
An initiative brings together volunteer teachers and families
La Classe à la Maison connects volunteer teachers and children and parents from kindergarten to 5th grade to ensure high-quality distance learning during the pandemic.
A platform helps to connect to self-help groups
A platform helps citizens to connect with local self-help groups and to issue a call for help in an emergency.