Dusseldorf – Live tv talk with the mayor

video in German only – German subtitles available in settings

Dusseldorf’s mayor Thomas Geisel is hosting a weekly talkshow, ‘Corona Talks’, where he discusses the local impact of the pandemic with guests and answers questions from citizens. The videos are available on the city’s YouTube channel

Contact: Stefanie Nietfeld

Lille – Web TV for city staff

Lille Metropole has launched a web TV for city employees in times of corona. The programme aims to foster social and professional cohesion and present the latest initiatives in response to the Covid-19 situation. This web TV is also an opportunity to give support and tips for workers confined at home, to share the daily life of staff still working in the city – and to give people something to smile about.  The programme is posted weekly on YouTube. You can watch the latest edition here (in French)

Contact: Christophe Bolot

Bologna – Social tv promotes ‘The Flying Hummingbird’

Bologna has launched a social tv programme with stories of citizens in Bologna who are reacting to the COVID-19 emergency with resilience and courage. The aim of the project is to promote solidarity fundraising in favour of the most fragile people in Bologna and of three city public hospitals. You can read more here and follow the streaming on the dedicated Facebook page

Contact: Francesca Martinese