Enpremiereligne.fr (“on the frontline”) is a free online solidarity network that was launched on March 15th 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis in France. It aims to provide to the mobilised professionals, whose work is vital to the fight against the virus, with support in their daily tasks (babysitting, grocery shopping etc.). The platform is also opened to isolated people in need. It puts them in touch with volunteers living in the same geographical area.
Since its launch, the platform has got more than 500,000 unique viewers and has gathered applications from 65,000 volunteers. So far, hundreds of missions have been completed across the country.
The tool is tailored for the French public and is constantly being adapted to follow the directives of the French authorities.
However, the code of this platform is opensource and we welcome any initiative to replicate it in other national contexts where it can be useful.
We would be delighted to share our experience and support foreign initiatives to develop similar tools abroad. To support your projects, we’ve launched dedicated international taskforces.
If you want to be part of our tech network to fight the virus, feel free to contact us on [email protected] for any further information.
If you want to launch a similar initiative in your country, feel free to contact us at [email protected].