“Are the measures taken by governments against covid-19 worldwide the only right ones or are there alternatives approaches to dealing with the crisis?” This question was the focus of a discussion between Dr. Edward De Bono, the inventor of lateral thinking, Justine Cassar Gaspar from the life academy Malta and EAPC founder Sepp Hartinger.
At the end of an extensive discussion, the decision was made to find alternative answers to this question as part of a worldwide video conference. In coordination with EAPC president Igor Mintusov, a cooperation project between EAPC and the De Bono platform “Palace of new Thinking” was created for the first time in EAPC history. The coordination was in the hands of Justine Cassar Gaspar, since March 2020 also member of EAPC and Sepp Hartinger.
Picture before the covid-19 crisis • from left to right: Justine Gaspar, Dr. Edward De Bono, Sepp Hartinger
The participants of the EAPC/PONT Videoconference
After extensive preparations, a video conference lasting over four hours took place, in which no fewer than 35 experts with a wide range of professional background from 22 countries took part. Including no less than 18 members of the EAPC.
As part of the conference, which was under the patronage of the Maltese president, chairing by master trainer and prudent management by Dr. Leonie Baldacchino from De Bono Institute of Malta university developed fist approaches, which were then deepened in the expert panel.
Here are the main approaches of the conference:
As part of a joint project by „Palace of new Thinking“ and the EAPC, the European Association of Political Consultants, the following alternative approaches to managing the covid-19 crises were developed in a world video conference lasting several hours with participants from Sweden, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Latvia, Austria, Croatia, Italy, South Africa, Spain, UK, Peru, Portugal, Jordan, Turkey Slovenia, Serbia, Greece, Tunisia, USA and Malta.
The alternative proposals are supplemented with further approaches that were received after the conference.
Solidarity instead of nationality
Establishment of production units in every country worldwide
Advance joint research against covid-19
Instructions for self-made protective clothing in an emergency
Define risk groups and protect them individually
The approaches developed we communicated to all participants with the request for forwarding to the crisis teams of the governments.
Once again, a big thank you to everyone who was there.