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

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

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

Planning for high speed rail with Lille City Region

Last week a high-level delegation from Leeds City Region visited Leeds’ partner city of Lille for a study visit on high speed rail and urban regeneration.  The visit was hosted by Lille Metropolis, which delivers the economic development function across Lille City Region. The Lille Metropolis and Leeds City Region areas have much in common in terms… Read More Planning for high speed rail with Lille City Region

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