Brussels citizens and social economy actors produce 100.00 protection masks for non medical workers
The Brussels-Capital Region, together with a number of civil society organisations and (social economy) enterprises, launched a participatory initiative aiming to produce at least 100 000 protection masks for nursing personnel/caregivers. The work integration enterprise Travie ensures the pre-cutting of tissue which will then be delivered by bike through the platform cooperative Urbike to volunteers who will then sew the masks. Next to many citizens, a number of other organisations and enterprises support the initiatives.
Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact
To propose a response to the failure of globalized value chains generally and specifically, to respond to the lack of protection masks.
the Government of the Brussels Capital Region, social innovation organisations (Urbike and Travie), volunteering citizens