The COVID-19 outbreak has turned into a fast-moving emergency, figures and measures are constantly changing across Europe and the world, affecting all levels of society. Not since the end of the Second World War has the global community faced such a dramatic crisis. The pandemic nature of this emergency demands joint action. Joint action of all EU Member States and beyond our borders. Joint action between Member States and the EU that must complement and coordinate national measures, and also joint action between governments and civil society organisations.