To support small shops and revive the local economy after the corona restrictions, the city of Zaragoza has launched the initiative ‘Volveremos si tú vuelves’, ‘We’ll be back when you are back’: on the online platform http://www.volveremossituvuelves.com, customers can buy vouchers from shops in their neighbourhood that are closed under the confinement and use them … Continue reading Zaragoza – ‘Back when you’re back’, say local shops
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Zaragoza is encouraging residents’ creativity during by inviting them to use their balconies and windows as artistic inspiration using photography as a tool to express what they are feeling.The selected photos will be part of a large collective exhibition that will take place during the summer hanging from different emblematic balconies in the participating cities.The … Continue reading Zaragoza – Photo festival
Zaragoza is providing free parking slots to the health workers near the two main hospitals in the city. The staff interested in obtaining this service can register online. An agreement was reached with the private companies that run this service, and for one month up to 900 parking spots are being offered.
Zaragoza is combating the mental health issues that can emerge among infants and youths from confinement with a team of specialized youth professionals from the municipal services. The service is free and can be reached by phone and e-mail. Read more (in Spanish) here. The city is also offering support to over-65s with a daily … Continue reading Zaragoza – Support for young, old and victims of gender violence
Zaragoza is offering free courses on electronic commerce aimed at the SMEs in the city in order to adapt their businesses to the new situation. Four courses are available online: Digital Marketing, Advertising on Internet, Web Analytics, Social Networks in retail. Read more (in Spanish) here.
The Zaragoza City Council has converted the ‘Tenerías sports municipal centre’ into a big dormitory for the homeless. This is in addition to 98 places already offered at the ‘Albergue municipal’. The services provided will include health assistance, three meals a day, and social services support in cooperation with the municipal social services. Read more … Continue reading Zaragoza – 198 beds for the homeless
Zaragoza City Council, Ibercaja Foundation and Ibercaja Bank have set up a fundraising platform collecting and managing donations from individuals and from the private sector. The funds will be used to help the elderly by providing food, psychological support, etc… As a first goal, Zaragoza wants to guarantee the home delivery of 500 daily meals. … Continue reading Zaragoza – Taking care of seniors (update)
The municipality has launched a photography competition for shots taken out of the balcony or window. The competition #DesdeMiVentana (or out of my window) is open to people aged between 12 and 30. Zaragoza is especially targeting young people who find it the hardest to stay indoors. All photos have to respect one condition: they … Continue reading Zaragoza – Photos from the balcony competition
Zaragoza has launched a platform for corporate solidarity contributions. The site connects the commitment and resources of private companies with the needs of Zaragoza society in order to face this emergency situation. Five work areas have been set up in which the different companies can lend their help: health, education, entertainment, technology and food. Read … Continue reading Zaragoza – Connecting businesses and citizens
Zaragoza has adopted several measures to ensure and facilitate the mobility during the time of coronavirus. These measures include: • Flat rate in taxis for older people• 50% rate for all taxis users• Payment in public transport only with card• Limitation of passenger numbers in public transport• Protection measures on urban buses• Preventive measures on tram• Free parking for residents• Improvements … Continue reading Zaragoza – Secure and affordable mobility
Those aged over 65 are offered a flatrate taxi fare of €1 when travelling to hospitals. Other measures include free parking to ensure, especially vulnerable people, do not have to leave to move their vehicles. The city is also making sure that elderly people receive meals at home. Read more here and here
Zaragoza City Council’s new digital platform aims to organise all the citizen solidarity actions in one place and connect people in need of help with those offering their help. Initiatives are focussed on how to help the most vulnerable citizens in their daily lives, such as going to the food store, calling elderly people living … Continue reading Zaragoza – Citizen solidarity platform