Less flowers, more tomatoes, courgettes and potatoes to feed vulnerable people in Nantes. The city is transforming green spaces, greenhouses, shared gardens or unoccupied green areas into vegetable gardens. Around 50 plots, for a total of 25,000 m2, will grow tomatoes, courgettes, beets and corn to be harvested in mid-July, and potatoes, squash and dried … Continue reading Nantes – Becoming a giant vegetable garden
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
Nantes is encouraging citizens to archive their experience of lockdown to preserve its value for future researchers. This includes photos, texts, drawings and more. The Nantes Archives are launching a collection from the inhabitants in order to preserve the memory of the health crisis linked to the coronavirus and to set up a memorable collection … Continue reading Nantes – Archiving lockdown
Nantes is reinforcing the availability of culture in resident’s homes. Measures include: Enhancement of existing digital offers: books and reading, films, music, history, heritage, archives, archaeology, sciences, art history, live performances, etc. Creation of new services and new content by cultural institutions Collecting proposals from the territory’s cultural players in: dance, cinema, music, literature, writing, … Continue reading Nantes – Culture at home
Nantes has set up an emergency fund of €1 million to support cultural structures and professionals. The fund focuses on supporting the most vulnerable and threatened cultural entities in Nantes. It wants to preserve the city’s cultural diversity and reinforce the economic impact of culture in times of crisis. Read more here (in French)
Following the initial Eurocities ‘online city dialogue on responses from cities to the coronavirus outbreak’ in early April, Glasgow and Nantes Métropole as European Commission 2019 Cities of Innovation identified the opportunity for further cooperation through Glasgow’s European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Alumni Network collaboration platform – iKEN The iKEN platform is a spin-out programme … Continue reading Glasgow – Innovation-led recovery for our cities
On 20 March, the City of Nantes set up a mutual aid platform to collect donations, facilitate and support initiatives, recruit citizen volunteers and collect information on the needs of the people of Nantes. The 15 or so agents involved were able to ensure 2,000 contacts and connections. Nearly 750 Nantes citizens have applied for … Continue reading Nantes – Supporting citizens’ initiatives
Normally, families in Nantes pay between 0,84 and 4,62 € per day for the school canteen. Catering at home may cost more when the school canteens are closed during the COVID crisis. 7,459 families with low income will, in two weeks, receive €100 per child from Nantes’ Welfare Centre. Read more (in French) here.
Nantes Metropole and the département Loire-Atlantique have established a housing solidarity fund of more than €2 million to help people to pay the rent of their housing. The fund is available to people with low or less income because of the coronavirus crisis. More information (in French) here, or watch the video here.
Nantes Metropole created an online market for local producers and small shops and businesses called ‘Place du Marché en ligne’. Open air markets are closed, but they accommodate their consumers through a drive-in system: clients place their orders by phone or email and collect it at a specific day and time. The French mail service is … Continue reading Nantes – Ensuring delivery of fresh products
TAN, Nantes’ Public Transport Company, equipped 87 trams with 300 hydroalcoholic solution dispensers. Some dispensers are connected, so the cleaning provider is able to refill it as soon as necessary. Read more here (in French)
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Citad’elles, Nantes’ post-trauma consultation centre for women victims of violence remains open. The centre provides medical, psychological and material assistance to women and children that are victims of violence. Mayor Johanna Rolland has deemed the support from the centre essential during confinement. Read more here
To support economic actors from artisans to small enterprises, Nantes is taking a range of actions including tax exemption, a single information point with a dedicated phone number, and funding with the Région des Pays de Loire. Read more here
Nantes Metropole opens more food distribution centres for associations and volunteers to provide food assistance to people in need. Read more here (in French)