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

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

Possible All Along – marking the International Day of Disabled People

Disabled artists in Leeds are showing that they are an important part of the city’s cultural landscape with an online exhibition. The exhibition, called Possible All Along, is launched today on International Day of Disabled People, 3 Dec 2020. The project was supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council. Thirteen artists are… Read More Possible All Along – marking the International Day of Disabled People

Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Today’s guest blog comes from Renee Hodges and features the work of the Leeds and West Yorkshire branch of the Children’s International Summer Village – CISV. Renee is keen to spread the word about the work of CISV and to attract new participants and volunteers. ‘Mum, look at THIS!’ My ten-year-old daughter had just come… Read More Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Putting forward the voice of cities and young people in Europe

Earlier this year Leeds became Chair of a new working group for children and young people within the EUROCITIES network.  Part of the role is to represent European cities at high level events on children’s issues such as the EU Forum on the Rights of the Child which took place online this week. Representing Leeds… Read More Putting forward the voice of cities and young people in Europe

Leeds announced as chair of new EUROCITIES working group on children

With the Child Friendly Leeds initiative high on the top of the list of priorities for Leeds City Council, we have joined other cities across Europe to lobby for the creation of a new working group on children at the heart of EUROCITIES network.  Our efforts have paid off and Leeds was announced as the… Read More Leeds announced as chair of new EUROCITIES working group on children

Chinese health experts discovering health technology in Leeds

In early November we hosted a group of health experts from Leeds’ partner city of Hangzhou who were looking at how our city has built a sector strength in health and medical technology and digital health. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office awarded Leeds City Council a small grant from its International Programme for this project which focuses on Leeds’… Read More Chinese health experts discovering health technology in Leeds

Leeds joins the Intercultural Cities Network

Leeds is now a proud member of the Intercultural Cities Network (ICC), a Council of Europe initiative which allows exchanges of good practice between cities and stimulates policy innovation around the context of diversity. As a member of this network, Leeds will have the opportunity to further develop our highly effective infrastructure and join a… Read More Leeds joins the Intercultural Cities Network