Cities want to play an active role in Europe’s recovery after the corona pandemic. Mayors of major European cities have offered a ‘new pact between the EU and city leadership’ to overcome the impacts of the crisis. In meetings with the European Commission’s Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners Paolo Gentiloni and Johannes Hahn … Continue reading Recovery – Mayors call for a new pact between the EU and cities
Ljubljana is is countering a rise in domestic violence, serious injuries and femicide. The city co-finances NGOs dealing with violence, but these organisations, which provide accommodation and counselling programmes, are currently overburdened. Counsellors are using telephone and video links to remain in contact with victims and violent offenders included in the programme. The city is … Continue reading Ljubljana – Domestic violence awareness
Ljubljana’s Home Care Institution is providing home care services during the COVID-19 epidemic, including help to the elderly, chronically ill and people with disabilities with their everyday core activities, chores and establishing or maintaining social connections. Field caretakers visit the most vulnerable people who urgently need help and cannot receive it from their families or … Continue reading Ljubljana – Home care
Ljubljana is increasing its offer to all age groups; from working with volunteers to keep the elderly company and offering free counselling via telephone; to digital services for the young andtelemedicine by telephone or other telecommunication means introduced for all. Further measures adopted by the city include providing additional space for the homeless and working … Continue reading Ljubljana – Overview of measures
Ljubljana’s city library is offering a postal service for students and high schoolers seeking study material. This is further facilitated by a wide array of online material, including films and documentaries, and an easy remote registration. For children and their parents as activities include listening to or reading fairy tales, taking quizzes, drawing and solving … Continue reading Ljubljana – Expansion of library services
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The public institution Šport Ljubljana has offered its Šport hotel at the Gymnastic Centre in Ljubljana to the Slovenian government free of charge for the needs of quarantining Slovenian citizens returning from abroad. The hotel has a capacity of 15 rooms with a total of 38 beds. Following the example of the Ljubljana Castle, which … Continue reading Ljubljana – Free facilities for quarantine
Ljubljana has launched a number of initiatives to bring culture to people’s homes while public institutes are closed due to the epidemic.
Ljubljana is offering empty and disinfected rooms in Hostel Celica, run by the Ljubljana Castle public institute, to be used by the University Medical Centre for the accommodation of their staff. The hostel is intended for workers who come to work at UKC Ljubljana from other towns, which means that they no longer need to … Continue reading Ljubljana – Hostel for medical personnel
The Ljubljana Health Centre has ensured psycho-social support for anyone potentially struggling with the current epidemiological situation. The support is offered via phone or email. It has also been offered by some non-governmental organisations whose programs are co-financed by the city of Ljubljana.
Ljubljana has connected with a network of local volunteers who want to make everyday life easier for the elderly. The people involved are workers and volunteers from the Home Care Institute (Zavod za oskrbo na domu) and Ljubljana’s cultural public institutes (e.g. theatres, galleries). From Monday to Friday, the volunteer project manager is using the … Continue reading Ljubljana – Volunteering for the elderly
When the Slovenian Government banned closed all organised child care, Ljubljana sent a request to kindergarten and elementary school principals to find out if any of their teachers and educators would be willing to volunteer to take children into care, either at the volunteer’s home or the child’s home. 53 educators from Ljubljana’s kindergartens and … Continue reading Ljubljana – Child care volunteers
Ljubljana has organized home food delivery for children from at risk families and elderly citizens. Drivers of city buses are volunteering to perform the deliveries. Over 100 people have volunteered at the Ljubljana Public Transport (Ljubljanski potniški promet) public company.Bus drivers have also started helping with urgent non-scheduled transport of people, organized by the Slovenian … Continue reading Ljubljana – Bus drivers volunteer to deliver food