CGE Erfurt and Dont Dos during COVID-19
These times are hard for us all. Many of us must learn how to properly and actively work online without losing concentration so quickly and maintaining people more involved and interested in the ongoing projects. Culture Goes Europe Erfurt are working hard to achieve this. One of those projects is Brave New You (BNY) whose aim is to bring communities closer by building trust between different groups of young people as well as capacities to become active agenda-setters and actors for change at both local and European level.
Social Media is the main vehicle to reach young people during COVID-19 period and by using it, a series of activities can be done in order to achieve what cannot be done physically. We want young people from Europe to get to know each other, talk to each other, courageously tell their stories and grow together, for that reason we made Live Interviews with several youth organisations for young people to get to know people from different places and to talk to each other.
Many things are changing due to COVID-19, for that, we were thinking about all the things that can be no longer done to prevent coronavirus from spreading. We propose people to think about what can and what cannot be done. Our team has created weeks full-on local call for action during this time with the topics of Communication and Community during the pandemic. On “DON’T DOS”- Thursday, for example, we asked people to fully focus on the essentials. Thanks to that initiative we try to encourage people not to stress about not reaching all the tasks they were meant to do, so we invited them to add at least one thing they want to do about the things that need to be done. At the same time, we aim to learn some useful facts during these days, as the one about the different alternatives to shaking hands.
We are currently working on a project proposal called "Growth in You", so we are asking young people to participate in a questionnaire to better know the interests, knowledge and needs of our future participants.