Sharing best practice with Europe – Recap of Leeds Digital Festival event on living labs

Leeds has been building on its position as a leading digital city by hosting a European event, as part of Leeds Digital Festival, which looked at how living labs can help support the development of Smart Cities. The event, which was organised in partnership with the European city network EUROCITIES, was opened by EUROCITIES Secretary… Read More Sharing best practice with Europe – Recap of Leeds Digital Festival event on living labs

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 signs major European climate pledge

Leeds has joined 26 European cities in signing a climate pledge that underlines the leading roles cities are taking in fighting climate change. The city climate pledges, which were organised by the major European network EUROCITIES, were presented this week to Clara de la Torre, Deputy Director General for DG Clima, the EU department tasked… Read More Leeds signs major European climate pledge

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

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

Students from Leeds take part in Lille Video Mapping Festival

This spring, students from Leeds Arts University travelled across the Channel to our partner city, Lille, to take part in the Video Mapping Festival. This blog is written by Mat Clark, senior lecturer from Leeds Arts University. We’ve also included a few accounts from students, Christopher Hoare and Chloe Broadbent. The trip to Lille proved… Read More Students from Leeds take part in Lille Video Mapping Festival

Bridges to New Beginnings

Today’s guest blog is by Dinah Beckett who works for Migration Yorkshire as the regional coordinator for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.  Dinah has been involved in the Youth Partnership, which brings together the Council of Europe and the European Union and they invited her to share her experience with other experts from across Europe. Together with Vanja… Read More Bridges to New Beginnings