THURSDAY, 10:00 CEST | We launched an online Citizens’ Panel debate to coincide with the State of Europe festival of ideas and politics!
Public life will need to adapt to a ‘new normal’ due to COVID-19, and cities will be at the forefront. People will have new requirements from offices, schools, shops, parks, and so on. Streets, for example, will be shut to car traffic to allow more outdoor space for restaurants; public transport systems need to adapt to lower passenger capacities; more indoor events need to be held outdoors. Cities and mayors will need to be innovative as they navigate these challenges, and will need the support of government and citizens.
How can citizens be more involved in local problem solving as we emerge from lockdown? How can solutions at the local level be brought to the heart of the EU approach?
💬 Jasna Gabric – Mayor of Trbovlje, Slovenia and 2020 European Young Leader (EYL)
💬 Gábor Kerpel-Fronius – Deputy Mayor of Budapest Responsible for Smart City Initatives and Participatory Democracy