Leeds hosts Virtual Mutual Learning visit on child poverty and mental health

Since its inception in January 2020, the Eurocities Children and Young People’s working group has been working online to exchange best practice around child poverty.  Created and chaired by Leeds City Council, we intended to host a study visit to Leeds this month to look at food poverty, digital access and mental health, and how… Read More Leeds hosts Virtual Mutual Learning visit on child poverty and mental health

Virtual athletics challenge connects schools in Leeds and South Africa

Four schools from Leeds and South Africa have partnered together to take part in a unique athletics challenge, led by the Bambisanani Partnership. Despite the chaos and disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, over 130 children aged between 9 and 10 from St. Mary’s Primary School, Horsforth and St. Joseph’s Primary, Pudsey in Leeds and… Read More Virtual athletics challenge connects schools in Leeds and South Africa

Leeds Digital Festival 2021 – Event submissions now open

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase a digital project or service happening in your city or organisation? Then why not organise an event as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2021. It’s free and what’s more your event will be promoted as part of the Festival’s wider marketing. Leeds Digital Festival, which takes place between 20… Read More Leeds Digital Festival 2021 – Event submissions now open

Calling all start-ups – exciting opportunity to access German market and develop collaborations with companies from Dortmund

Leeds’ partner city Dortmund has launched an exciting opportunity for start-ups to access the German market and develop new collaborations with companies based in Dortmund. The programme launched by Dortmund’s Economic Development agency and known as DOaccelerate, invites international start-ups to respond to several key challenges that have been set by 5 major businesses in… Read More Calling all start-ups – exciting opportunity to access German market and develop collaborations with companies from Dortmund

Leeds joins global mayors to commit to power youth and deliver inclusive economic growth in COVID-19 recoveries

Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr James Lewis, has joined more than 60 mayors from around the world to renew Leeds’ commitment to inclusive growth and pledge to support youth through COVID-19 recovery , at the 5th Anniversary Meeting of the OECD Champion Mayors For Inclusive Growth. COVID-19 exacerbated existing inequalities and has disproportionately affected… Read More Leeds joins global mayors to commit to power youth and deliver inclusive economic growth in COVID-19 recoveries

Sharing best practice with European cities on the vaccination rollout

Representatives from Leeds were part of an exchange of best practice with cities from across Europe today, as part of a discussion organised by Leeds’ partner city of Brno in the Czech Republic. The Leeds team was led by Councillor Fiona Venner, Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, supported by Tony Cooke, the council’s… Read More Sharing best practice with European cities on the vaccination rollout

Leeds showcases city’s approach to placemaking

Colleagues from Leeds City Council have been showcasing Leeds’ approach to placemaking at the international conference, Healthy City Design 2020, which saw over 400 delegates come together to discuss how public health professionals, designers, architects and planners can work together to create healthier cities. Leeds City Council’s Principal Design Officer, Jenny Fisher, alongside Advanced Health… Read More Leeds showcases city’s approach to placemaking