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Co-Vida: an inspiring community action project

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Co-Vida ( a platform that aims to inspire, connect and mobilise people through sharing inspirational stories and practical examples of community action.

The Co-Vida brand takes its origins from Covid-19, but with co’ representing community and collaboration, and vida’ meaning ‘life’ in Spanish.

A group of friends in Barcelona started Co-Vida on the Monday after the lockdown in Spain started, specifically to combat the negativity, anxiety and sense of helplessness of not being able to do anything whilst confined to home.  

Starting with Catalonia, one of Co-Vida’s primary aims is to raise awareness of the needs of social projects and organisations working with some of the most vulnerable, and connecting them to people who may be able to help. 


By sharing posts that spread a little light during a dark time, Co-Vida hopes to address the overwhelming amount of content that contributes to feelings of negativity and anxiety, such as the stories of people performing music and singing from balconies. Content also includes examples of things that others are doing to help inspire others to do the same.


Quarantine means physical isolation but it doesn’t need to mean social isolation. By staying connected through virtual events, such as cuarantenafest, with streaming parties, online courses and groups (such as Co-Vida itself), people can feel less isolated and alone. 


The sheer scale and short and long-term impact of Covid-19 is overwhelming. There is also an increasing need for support. At the same time, if not frontline workers, we can feel helpless whilst stuck at home with more time on our hands. 

How Can You Help?

For those that want to help Co-Vida share stories, here are some examples of the ways that people can help, mostly from home.

It can include simple actions like sharing an online campaign or a useful resource of information, donating financially or items ranging from canned food to 3D printers, or volunteering (from home but there is also information available on the opportunities that exist outside home that are possible to get involved with). You could also help to sew face masks, or help with fundraising, signing petitions, sharing campaigns and petitions, or offering to help neighbours.


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Co-Vida: Connect, Inspire, Mobilise

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