To alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 policies, many initiatives have been developed by civil society organisations – NGOs, local governments, or citizens. A team of national researchers from the RESISTIRÉ project has collected and highlighted a set of particularly relevant initiatives in 27 European countries and in Iceland, Serbia, the United Kingdom and Turkey. These Better Stories cover eight specific domains: gender-based violence, the labour market, the economy, gender-pay and pension gaps, gender care gaps, decision-making and politics, environmental justice, human and fundamental rights.

This Better Story was collected by Inkeri Tanhua

Nappi Naapuri is as a neighborhood social platform aiming to fostering social connections and leveraging proximity as a valuable shared asset. This innovative initiative is designed to facilitate neighborly assistance and motivate individuals to cultivate friendships within their local community.

Strengthening Communities through an online platform

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Nappi Naapuri introduced a dedicated category called “Corona Help.” This thoughtful addition aimed to address the needs arising from the pandemic, creating an avenue for thousands of compassionate individuals to come together and help their vulnerable neighbors. The community’s response was overwhelming, with numerous users joining the platform and generously offering their support to those in need.

Promoting compassion during crisis

Nappi Naapuri has not only succeeded in promoting community collaboration but has also played a crucial role in building resilience and compassion during challenging times.

Find out more about the initiative

Image by vector4stock on Freepik