OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Legion of Gediminas – voluntary assistance from Vilnius residents

Innovative response

Legion of Gediminas - voluntary assistance from Vilnius residents

Vilnius already had a volunteer IT team of 700 people, but during the first week, Legion of Gediminas was formed and over 6000 addition volunteers joined. They helped to deliver food for elderly, a group of makers created face shields, data analytics worked with predictions, mental health line was created. Gediminas legion established a donation box to collect medical protection items from people which were willing to donate, with the whole process being monitored remotely.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Vilnius already had a volunteer IT team of 700 people, but during the first week, Legion of Gediminas was formed and over 6000 addition volunteers joined. They helped to deliver food for elderly, testing solutions, a group of makers created face shields, data analytics worked with predictions, mental health line was created.

Organisations/institutions involved

Vilnius City Municipality

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Level(s) of government:
  • Local government

Issues being addressed:

  • Information and practice sharing (with public and/or internal)
  • Governance responses
  • Real-time data collection, sharing, and analysis