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Social movements in a time of pandemic: The case of Tech4Covid19 in Portugal
European Public and Social Innovation Review ; 6(2):51-63, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1743187
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The COVID-19 pandemic had a strong impact on Portuguese society and raised the need for new technological projects to help frontline professionals in the fight against coronavirus and its effects on the local population and economic agents. It is in this context that the Tech4Covid19 movement was founded by Portuguese technological startups. This initiative brings together more than 5000 volunteers and offers technological solutions in the areas of health, education, and local economy. This study aims to understand and explore the organizational model and dynamics of Tech4Covid19 through the adoption of qualitative methods based on primary and secondary sources that have allowed the movement to be explored from multiple perspectives. The findings reveal that Tech4Covid internally promotes the development of its own projects, but also accepts projects proposed by external entities that are aligned with the principles and values of the movement. The organization of the movement is supported by autonomous self-managed teams regarding each project, and there is a coordination group responsible for the aggregate management of the various initiatives and for establishing communication with partners, the media, and social networks. © Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Prognostic study / Qualitative research Language: English Journal: European Public and Social Innovation Review Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Prognostic study / Qualitative research Language: English Journal: European Public and Social Innovation Review Year: 2021 Document Type: Article