What is the campaign about?

The European Union and its partners launched a coronavirus global response effort on 4 May.

The aim of the conference is to raise €7.5bn to develop diagnostics, treatments and vaccines and deploy them to every corner of the world at an affordable price.

What can I do?

Help us spread the word about the role of research and innovation in the initiative. We need to raise awareness about the need for fair and equal access to diagnostics, treatments and vaccines against the coronavirus.

We have prepared some key messages and resources you can use and share over the following weeks, as this is an ongoing communication effort.

How you use them is entirely up to you.

Together, let’s stop the virus and protect people.

Key messages

  • To fight the coronavirus, the world urgently needs effective and safe diagnostics, treatments and vaccines - without these we ALL remain vulnerable.
  • The European Commission has made a significant contribution to the Coronavirus Global Response pledge with €1 billion mobilised by Horizon 2020
  • Together, we are stronger: EU research and innovation brings Europe’s leading scientists and innovators together to coordinate efforts across the EU and beyond to tackle the coronavirus crisis
  • The crisis requires a response of unprecedented scale, speed and solidarity - the global research and innovation community is already mobilised but we need to do more
  • We are committed to continuing to support our researchers and innovators in these critical times

What you can do on social media

Change your cover photo
on Twitter, Facebook, Instragram, LinkedIn to help us get the word out - here is how to do it

Write a post/tweet
in your EU language about why it is important to contribute to the global efforts against coronavirus, tagging the Commission Representation of your country

Speak out
by writing your own message. Feel free to use our editable visual - Landscape | Square

Record a video
of yourself (and your colleagues, friends, family) - in English or any EU language - to inspire governments and businesses to contribute to the global fight against coronavirus. You could explain

  • why you joined the global efforts against coronavirus
  • why it is important to contribute or how you want to see the world after coronavirus

Share the video on your own social media accounts and tag us (@EUScienceInnov) too.

Share the official website
of the research and innovation coronavirus response with your network

Post in relevant Facebook and LinkedIn groups
where you are a member

Resources you can use

Video, visuals and factsheet

A video on the research and innovation response to the coronavirus available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish (and all EU languages as of 6 May). To easily embed the video in your social media messages, please use the Youtube English version

A set of visuals and customisable powerpoints for social media

A factsheet on the €1 billion mobilised under Horizon 2020

Links to like and share

Twitter

Video message of President Ursula von der Leyen on Twitter  

Commissioner Mariya Gabriel’s call on Twitter

Call on Twitter by Director-General Jean-Eric Paquet

Tweet from the European Commission official account

Facebook

Facebook post from the European Commission official account

Instagram

Message from President Ursula von der Leyen on Instagram

Instagram post from the European Commission official account

LinkedIn post from the European Commission official account

Messages you can use

General messages

To fight #coronavirus the world urgently needs effective and safe diagnostics, treatments and vaccines. The EU is organising a #GlobalResponse pledging effort to finance life-saving solutions. Join the marathon and spread the word: https://europa.eu/global-response/#UnitedAgainstCoronavirus

Visual: Video

World-leading scientists & health experts say €7.5 billion is needed to develop solutions to test, treat & protect people, and prevent #coronavirus from spreading. Join the EU’s #GlobalResponse pledging effort: https://europa.eu/global-response/ #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #EUHealthResearch

Visual: Generic rectangular banner

The only way forward is to be #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus. The EU launched a #GlobalResponse pledging effort on 4 May aiming to raise €7.5 billion in initial funding. Governments and organisations – the time to act is now. Join the initiative: https://europa.eu/global-response/

Visual: Generic square banner

Test people to plan and implement exit strategies

Early detection of #coronavirus and monitoring will save lives and preserve healthcare systems. The EU has launched a #GlobalResponse pledging effort to develop reliable test kits. Join the initiative: https://europa.eu/global-response/ #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #EUHealthResearch

Visual: Testing

Prevent the virus from coming back

The EU is developing new #vaccines to protect people, stop #coronavirus and allow us to return to normal life. But more funding is needed – join the #GlobalResponse pledging effort: https://europa.eu/global-response/ #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #EUHealthResearch

Visual: Prevention

Treat patients

New treatments are needed to minimise #coronavirus symptoms and unclog hospitals. The EU has launched a #GlobalResponse pledging effort to develop treatments. Join the initiative: https://europa.eu/global-response/ #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #EUHealthResearch

Visual: Treat

Preparedness and response

Researchers are working to develop better monitoring systems to effectively prevent and control the spread of #coronavirus. But more funding is needed – join the EU #GlobalResponse pledging effort: https://europa.eu/global-response/ #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #EUHealthResearch

Visual: Prepare and respond

Hashtags

#EUHealthResearch

#UnitedAgainstCoronavirus

#StrongerTogether

#GlobalResponse

Twitter accounts accounts to follow and tag

@EU_Commission

@EUScienceInnov

@vonderleyen

@GabrielMariya

@JEPaquetEU