Lyon – Farmers and consumers coming together

Lyon Métropole has launched a distribution tool for the 350 farms on the territory. With food markets closed, agriculture producers have been mapped and offer their products via digital platforms. Customers receive the food at grocery stores nearby. Thus, citizens can support the local producers while having a healthy diet. You can read more about … Continue reading Lyon – Farmers and consumers coming together

Zaragoza – Connecting businesses and citizens

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

Cardiff – Dine out by app

Cardiff has worked with local Fintech company Yoello, which has developed an innovative app which allows customers to order meals from a number of restaurants and cafes across the city which are then delivered to the city’s new Castle Café. Customers simply use their smart phone to access an online platform by typing Cardiff-castle.yoello.com into … Continue reading Cardiff – Dine out by app

Izmir – Volunteer harvest workers

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has launched a volunteer programme for the fruit harvest during the corona pandemic. Due to the curfew it is expected that many seasonal workers will be unable to attend the harvest. Young volunteers can register online and receive a video training. The municipality provides hygiene sets, including masks, gloves and disinfectants, transportation … Continue reading Izmir – Volunteer harvest workers

Angers – Support local producers

Since outdoor markets have been banned in France, producers have been organizing to continue delivering fresh produce to inhabitants. In Angers, an initiative launched by the city allows residents to buy local produce in shops which are otherwise closed during the lockdown period. Shopkeepers provide market gardeners with a central site to sell their fruit … Continue reading Angers – Support local producers

Odemira – 500 quarantine places for foreign agricultural workers

In Odemira (Portugal) reside a significant number of foreign agricultural workers who often live in close quarters. The area hasn’t had many cases of COVID-19 yet, but the municipality believes it’s just a matter of time. This is why mayor José Alberto Guerreiro has prepared a prevention plan for quarantine that takes into account the need … Continue reading Odemira – 500 quarantine places for foreign agricultural workers

Nice – Local shopping online

Created in partnership with the start-up Whishibam, the city of Nice is today launching a virtual trading platform, which will enable registered Nice merchants to easily sell their products and sell off their stock, generate immediate cash flow and benefit from a new showcase throughout the year. The launch of this virtual trade site in … Continue reading Nice – Local shopping online

Vienna – Gastro vouchers

When restaurant in Vienna opened on 15 May, the Vienna city government decided to support Viennese gastronomy with vouchers of €25 and €50 for food and non-alcoholic beverages for every household. In total, Vienna provided €40 million for this campaign. The campaign runs from June to September. 950,000 Viennese households will receive a voucher by … Continue reading Vienna – Gastro vouchers

Ghent – Financial aid

Ghent’s Public Centre of Social Welfare will be able to pay out additional financial aid to any person who comes into financial difficulties, regardless of his or her status. In addition, 1,000 families received 60 euros in crisis support. The extra money is meant to absorb additional costs families are facing because the children do … Continue reading Ghent – Financial aid

Bordeaux – Support to businesses

Bordeaux has implemented a range of measures to support the local economy and businesses. These include: Free parking in outdoor car parks. Exemption from terrace tax and taxes levied on the use of public space and advertising. Tourist tax to be paid in instalments, easing the pressure on businesses’ finances, in particular those in the … Continue reading Bordeaux – Support to businesses

Florence – Digital solutions

Florence is using a digital approach to adjusting to the covid landscape. The city has organised the following initiatives: Web Portal for the promotion of open and home delivery shops – http://www.lebotteghedifirenze.it – more than 500 shops registered since lockdown Asking for an economic contribution in tickets to buy food for people having businesses affected … Continue reading Florence – Digital solutions

Florence – Mayor Dario Nardella: “Europe must be united“

In light of the economic damage as result of the corona pandemic, the mayor of the Italian city of Florence, Dario Nardella, calls for a united Europe. Florence has more than 1,000 positive cases of corona. “The city is very committed to helping the elderly population, to building quarantine structures and, through a €2 million fund, to … Continue reading Florence – Mayor Dario Nardella: “Europe must be united“

Tbilisi – Overview of measures

The city of Tbilisi, Georgia, has compiled an overview of measures taken in the corona crisis, following the first confirmed case on 26 February: from the disinfection of public places to help for the elderly to support of local businesses. You can download the document here