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.
- 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
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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
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
Messages you can use
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
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
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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/
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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
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
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
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