Our initiative to broadcast worldwide through the Facebook platform aims to “bring together” all fellow citizens of Messolonghi who live abroad and cannot come to their town due to the current situation, like students who cannot travel, but also expatriates who live abroad for years. We give them the possibility to join us virtually keeping at the same time the morale and inform them about the European solidarity, initiatives and future projects regarding the COVID19 and the new reality.
What is the major innovation of your idea?
Messolonghim” offers new career directions by presenting successful professionals and experts who are able to tailor their business to the new reality and presents the actions of the European Union’s solidarity plan. “Messolonghim” helps voluntarily and in any way people who are far from home by sharing their problem and looking for the right way and the right people to contribute in solving their problem. For example: many passengers having a flight cancellation due to force majeure, cannot deal with the companies. So, we inform them directly, invoking Commission Notice about Interpretative Guidelines on EU passenger rights regulations in the context of the developing situation with Covid-19.
What are the main challenges and barriers in implementing the idea?
The urgency is the fact that there is a lack of funding in Greece for such actions. Young people have many ideas and want to take action but without financial support they find a way out only with leaving Greece. Until today, we have worked on this project with amateur equipment that citizens offered to us (cameras, studios, etc.) and with volunteering work of friends
Have you already undertaken any actions towards implementation (including distinctions/awards or funding)?
Which will be the impact of your idea for the local/regional society?
As a response to the suspicion of European’s Union Solidarity, “Messolonghim” reinforces the idea of the European Union presenting the european solidarity and the helping hand given to neighbors most in need across the European Union countries in order to reinforce public health sectors and mitigate the socio-economic impact in the European Union, due to the pandemic COVID19.
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