13 Oct UCC and Bere Island Community Radio joined the Irish Island Innovation Summit
Grassroots Radio’s Irish partners University College Cork (UCC) and Bere Island Community Radio joined the Irish Island Innovation Summit, which took place online between 7th and 20th September 2020. The presentation focused on the role of the radio in fostering connection during the COVID restrictions.
Great to introduce @GrassrootsWaves & wonderful community radio work of #BereIsland #CapeClear and #Sherkin islands today at the Irish #VirtualIslandSummit @DrNoirin https://t.co/PqqD7Vibnq
— Sarah Robinson (@SarahNiRoibin) September 2, 2020
Drawing on the experience built in the GR project’s Irish pilot, the account explained how the radio fostered a sense of belonging for islanders and other listeners on and off the island during the restrictions. As we already reported, the radio was also used to sustain cancelled services such as Mass and provided a platform for school assemblies.
Local people living in other COVID affected countries were also interviewed to foster a global-local link.
For more information on the event listen here.