After last year's Connective Cities event series "Municipal Response to COVID-19", which was well received by over 750 participants from different cities and municipalities around the world, Connective Cities is again offering a comprehensive programme on COVID-19 this year. Last year, the programme focused on sharing experiences of immediate municipal measures during the pandemic - this year, the perspective will be broadened to include municipal recovery from the pandemic, also in the context of the 2030 Agenda. Instead of pure exchange formats, the second part of the Corona programme will derive proven methods from Connective Cities as well as use new approaches to promote a deeper municipal exchange of experiences. In this sense, it is planned that municipal practitioners jointly address current COVID-19-related topics in compact learning processes. The aim here is the (further) development of (project) initiatives and guidelines for municipal challenges as well as the elaboration and dissemination of existing approaches to solutions. Building on the previous momentum, challenges related to COVID-19 can thus be dealt with in greater depth and in a practical manner.
Aspects already addressed in the previous year will thus be further developed. Connective Cities will focus on the following topics in this year's COVID-19 programme:
For more information on our COVID-19 activities this year, watch our information video and visit our
If you are interested in participating in a compact learning process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Participation of stakeholders from different interest groups, such as local government and administration, private sector, civil society and academia, is encouraged. By involving international practitioners and their good practices and experiences, local strategies and approaches can be reflected with a fresh perspective and new innovative ideas can be introduced in municipal measures.