The New Bank for Community Ideas and Solutions

Picture by Sabine Sautter

Communities across the world have been actively responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Many of these responses have been both creative, distinctive, and effective. We would like to collect and share community responses, stories, experiences, and surprising collective moments, so that others can learn from them, and perhaps adapt them for use in their own communities. To do so, we have created a New Bank of Community Ideas and Solutions.

Perhaps your own community has experienced a surprising situation or developed a distinctive response to the coronavirus outbreak. We encourage you to share your experience by clicking the button just below, and answering a few brief questions.

You can share your community story in English, Spanish, German, Italian or Portuguese.

If your experience or story fits this description, we will aim to post it on multiple sites (e.g., ECPA, SCRA, CTB, etc). We will also share the stories in a Facebook Group and later at the new web portal of the New Bank of Community Ideas and Solutions.

We hope this site may help to demonstrate the importance of community building in a time of crisis, and illustrate the many ways that community psychology and community action can make a contribution.

Remembering our shared moments and experiences will help to create a better world!

Who is involved

  • Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
  • Bill Berkowitz, Tom Wolff and Bradley Olson (USA)
  • Cinzia Albanesi and Caterina Arcidiacono (Italy)
  • Maria Fernandes-Jesus and Maria Vargas-Moniz (Portugal)