Coronavirus is changing the world – shuts down, slows down, makes us lonely… However, some people and organizations are fighting its effects. Sometimes they are nurses creating makeshift libraries within makeshift hospitals; taxi drivers who give health staff a lift; tailors making masks; the community of makers sharing open-source gadgets; bikers who bring hygiene kits to the homeless; some governments granting citizenship rights to all migrants or passing aid packages; common people who are launching crowdfunding for informal workers; entrepreneurs creating new Apps; mayors who change cities with new cycling and pedestrian areas; cleaners, caregivers, delivery people, cooks, scientists and musicians who play standing at their balconies.
The upcoming festival will be about them and with them as our theme is: How the world responds to COVID-19?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Aldo plays every day from his balcony in Milan giving hope to people around. His first video had more than 10 million views in China.
How Taiwan managed to contain Covid-19?
„Covid-19 is just another tragedy on an already long list of suffering in Afghanistan”.
Alexander Lukashenko denies Covid-19. How does the situation look like in Belarus during the pandemic of Covid-19?
Volunteers can help formal institutions to do a better job.
Today we live in times when it’s possible to print required equipment.
Detecting potentially infected people is an important step to stop Covid-19. Is it possible to detect them really fast?
The global hack is the biggest online hackathon in the world, fighting off the crisis of Covid-19.
IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid was transformed into a hospital. What were the living conditions there?
É UM RESTAURANTE is a social project in Lisbon. Homeless people can work for 6 months in the restaurant as a preparation for the labour market.
Lessons from the Ebola pandemic in 2014-2016 can be used during the Covid-19 pandemic.
StartUp Go Out during the pandemic created a platform for non-existent art shows.
How does the Ukrainian civic society respond to the challenge of Covid-19?
Visible Hand is an initiative helping people in Poland during the lockdown.
There is a lot of innovation happening both in media and in storytelling right now. We are in a historical moment of a big transformation in how we communicate, and there is nothing more important to do now than to come together.
We invite you to join a conversation about the future of storytelling and how we can connect better.
After years of crisis, the value of good journalism is slowly being acknowledged. New, participatory models put the reader into the heart of good reporting, and impactful stories come as a result.
We couldn’t have envisioned a better theme for out summit than the one that pays tribute to stories.