City councils, citizens and civil society organisations are creating measures in neighbourhoods and communities to sustain social cohesion and to keep our spirits up.
Fabrique Citoyenne in Rennes, France set up a website highlighting how residents can support each other and their community.
This initiative connects the elderly and those in need with volunteers and supermarkets to help them with their groceries.
To meet the growing demands within a country’s health system, a volunteer programme for doctors, nurses, paramedics, psychologists, and students and retirees with a health or nursing background was set up.
To meet the needs of essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic, Makers For Veterans (CAMVETS) set up a programme to create innovative solutions.
An initiative set up the largest database of requests for medical facilities and retirement homes in Slovakia. Within one month of its founding, the initiative managed to provide protective equipment and devices worth 1.3 million EUR.