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Webinar: The COVID crisis in cities: a tale of two lockdowns



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Based on the OECD policy note Coronavirus: Cities policy responses, this webinar explores how Champion Mayors are leading the way in responding to the pandemic, protecting vulnerable groups and looking beyond the crisis to put in place recovery efforts post-COVID-19.

Follow the conversation with Zoran Janković, Mayor of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Rosannie Filato, Member of the Executive Committee of Montreal (Canada) and Michiel Grauss, Vice Mayor of Rotterdam (the Netherlands).

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Webinar: The COVID crisis in cities: a tale of two lockdowns

  1. 1. Contributing to a global effort
  2. 2. Time to hear from you In your city, who do you think is most at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic? Poll
  3. 3. Ljubjana
  4. 4. Rosannie Filato Montreal
  5. 5. COVID-19: challenges and measures for the population and specific groups Communication campaign in 16 languages - Homeless people: new shelters, temporary sites and sanitary facilities. - Community services provision: support to food banks and creation of emergency fund. - Migrant communities: reach out and communication initiatives.
  6. 6. The recovery: an opportunity to make things differently Lay the foundations for a resilient, prosperous, green and inclusive city that will leave no one behind.
  7. 7. Rotterdam
  8. 8. Rotterdam is with 650.000 inhabitants one of the poorest cities of the Netherlands. 91.000 people live in poverty
  9. 9. One out of five children grows up in poverty
  10. 10. 60.000 households are at risk of problematic debts
  11. 11. Our policy approach; ‘Disentangle’ and ‘The Rotterdam approach to poverty’ & RESET ROTTERDAM, towards a debt-free generation
  12. 12. Time to hear from you What is the most important thing cities should do to protect the most vulnerable? Poll
  13. 13. Territorial inequalities and migrants: the amplified mirror of the situation of native populations • Immigrants are less likely to be employed than their native peers. In most countries, they tend to struggle less in metropolitan than in non- metropolitan regions. • In most European-OECD countries, migrants are more likely to live in overcrowded dwelling than native born across all regions but tend to be worse off in metropolitan regions than in non-metropolitan regions. • People in regions with large migrant communities and low unemployment rate of native born population show on average more positive attitude towards migrants.
  14. 14. COVID: a change in perception From vulnerabilities to mutual dependence Municipal leaders, citizens, NGOs, businesses Access to appropriate housing, health, food, education, etc. Recognition of qualification Lasting effect of the change in perception? Migrant background population Providers of essential services Key economic actors e.g. In Europe 29% of European Tech founders have a migrant background
  15. 15. A narrow window of opportunities for building more inclusive cities Checklist for public action to migrant integration at the local level 12 Objectives Block 1: Institutional and financial context Vertical and horizontal coordination/cross- sectoral policy coherence and Finance Block 2: Time and proximity: keys to integration Public Action from day 1 over the long term / Common Public Spaces / Civil society: initiatives and Communication Block 3: Policy formulation and implementation Public sector capacity and diversity/ Cooperation with non state/ Evaluation Block 4: Sectoral Policies Jobs/ Housing/ Welfare and Education In Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Gothenburg, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Altena…
  16. 16. Q&A
  17. 17. @OECD_local Download the note CONTACT US

Editor's Notes

  • You can use the Q&A function throughout the Webinar to ask your questions, and feel also free to engage with us on twitter @oecd_local #Champion Mayors 
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