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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented and devastating socio-economic impacts on a global scale. While these impacts are felt by all in varying degrees of severity, COVID-19, like many other health crises, is taking its greatest toll on the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in society.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a crisis like no other the world has faced in recent decades in terms of its potential economic and social impacts. The estimation is that the pandemic could push about 49 million people into extreme poverty in 2020.

Identifying and engaging potentially affected vulnerable groups is an essential requirement for effective human rights due diligence. This is necessary in understanding how each group may be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 so that effective responses to their specific needs can be developed during this crisis. The following groups are particularly vulnerable to human rights impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic since they may be subject to heightened discrimination and exploitation, poor living conditions, or social exclusion, or they may be more acutely impacted by the pandemic than most for other reasons.

Despite the difficulties that had risen due to the Covid-19 pandemic, EILD managed to launch its 2nd ICT Training hotspot in collaboration with the municipality of Metamorfossi, in Attica, Greece.

The first session of the one of the two courses, which will be implemented, already took place at the 30th of July.

The EILD team that attended the event presented E-Design’s objectives, goals and anticipated results and the participants had the chance to make questions, in order to better understand the whole process.

Afterwards, the participants completed a questionnaire about the knowledge and skills they already have in the use of ICT tools, which are going to be examined by the trainers, in order to adapt the sessions’ material to their needs and expectations.

Finally, EILD would like to express its gratitude to the municipality for using its official channels for reaching out and promoting the project to other local authorities and stakeholders. Combining our actions, we are aiming at realizing one of the biggest dissemination campaigns, for promoting the projects' results and ensuring its sustainability, in both national and European level.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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