COVID-19 key advocacy messages

Sunday, March 1, 2020

In this document, CONCORD Europe provides key advocacy messages that are important for EU leaders to consider in order to shape our common future in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The pandemic is a world-changing event. It is first and foremost a human tragedy affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also taking a toll on the global economy exposing and magnifying different forms of inequalities. The full scale of the impact of the virus is hard to predict, but even just these two facts should suffice for global leaders to reconsider how priorities have been set and what those priorities should be. Now is the moment to build on lessons from the past and to think constructively about the future so as to build back better