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News from our networks – 26 February 2021

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05 March 2021
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Here’s a quick round-up of our city networks' news over the past week – ranging from safe tourism to circular economy solutions.  

 

The URBACT III Programme is currently supporting 46 transnational networks of cities: 23 Transfer Networks (2018-2021) and 23 Action Planning Networks (2019-2022). Don’t miss content of interest to you! Check out our quick summary of their latest news and outputs below.

 

Boosting safe tourism and business amid the pandemic

Discover how the Lexit Project, the Lapland Central Hospital and tourism companies in Rovaniemi – a partner city in the Tourism Friendly Cities network – are keeping the society open as safely as possible during the pandemic.

 

Pop-up shop transfer

Melgaço (PT) brought life to its streets and opportunities to entrepreneurs – thanks to a pop-up shop campaign inspired by Altena (DE). Watch this great little film and get inspired by Melgaço’s transfer experience within the Re-growCity network.

 

Meet Europe’s largest business centre for women  

An inspiring video from the Genderedlandscape network highlights Berlin’s cooperative of more than 2 000 female entrepreneurs. WeiberWirtschaft is Europe’s largest business centre for women, with workspaces and business support from mentoring to micro-credits.

 

Behind the scenes of public procurement

The latest video of the Making Spend Matter network explores how public organisations can use procurement to support community wellbeing, economic resilience and the environment.

 

Health, culture, community

Find out how the Healthy Cities network has helped the Anykščiai municipality (LT) review plans and introduce new approaches to make the city greener and healthier through involving the community and using good practice from cities in other countries.

 

A close look at URGE circular solutions

Find out how a circular economy strategy is being implemented in the Intermunicipal Community of the West Region (OesteCIM) of Portugal – a partner in the URGE network. Read about a pilot production of recycled concrete in Maribor (SI) in a newly published case study.

 

Music for inclusion

Brno (CZ) looks back on two transformative years with the OnStage network. New music groups, new teaching methods, new funding – and new links between residents, schools in deprived areas, and local NGOs such as IQ Roma Servis. The music is set to play on.

 

The hidden joys of mobility infrastructure

The RiConnect network sets out the ideas central to its eight European metropolises: rethinking, transforming and integrating mobility infrastructures to reconnect people, neighbourhoods, cities and natural spaces.

 

We hope you, your colleagues and friends enjoy this URBACT network news round-up. Whatever your plans, have a great weekend!