We are happy to present to you the 5th issue of our project Newsletter! The Newsletter has a simple mission – to inform the public about our work and ongoing activities.
The current issue covers activities from March to June 2021. This spring, one year later – we witnessed a lowering in the numbers of COVID-19 cases in the region. Civil society, especially grassroot organisations, without a doubt, adapted quickly and responded readily and effectively. The former shows that a humanitarian, compassionate and caring attitude is not lost in these difficult times. On the contrary, civil society is vibrant and plays its role as an emergency response facilitator, enabler and implementer.
At the same time, CSOs did not stop their work in other fields although COVID-19 response permeated their every activity. Also, there is almost no event organised by our project, where the consequences of the pandemic on civil society and ways to respond to them were not opened and discussed. During the People-to-People (P2P) event under the title ”One Year Later – Grassroot Organisations Taking the Lead in Solidarity Response to the COVID-19 pandemic“, it was concluded that while the pandemic brought constraints on CSOs, it generated solidarity and cooperation as well as innovation, primarily through the use of digital and ICT means.
Likewise, EU TACSO 3 continued its work in all areas of its portfolio. In this Newsletter we tried to show just a sample of our work from the past months. We are also continuing to showcase the grassroot work of organisations during the pandemic through featuring a further set of success stories. To stay informed on what is to come during and especially after summer, stay tuned to our project website at tacso.eu and our social media.
Enjoy your read,
On behalf of the EU TACSO 3 team
Tanja Hafner Ademi