Day: April 16, 2020

Struggling with the lockdown? A hashtag can help

With the outbreak of Coronavirus cities have to face a completely new situation. Even the simplest daily tasks have to be rethought to ensure social distancing and support to persons in need. To embrace this challenge, cities are developing and implementing new ideas which will make them more resilient, stronger and smarter and so improve everyone’s wellbeing.

But how can the brightest ideas from EU cities be collected and made easily available to citizens? The answer is #SmartCitiesHelp, the dedicated social media campaign launched by the cluster of the 17 H2020 European Smart Cities projects.

Solidarity actions, online museums and concerts, hubs to connect citizens, digital contests, new city transportation strategies, apps, data collection platforms and much more will be shared.

Follow #SmartCitiesHelp on Twitter and LinkedIn to discover how European Smart Cities are reacting to COVID-19 to help you face these challenging times!


Join our challenge! #CityFromMyWindow

We invite citizens to be part of our challenge. Take a picture – or many if you want – of your city from the windows of your own house and share it on social media together with by the hashtag #CityFromMyWindow

We are all ‘Bored in a house, in a house bored’, so lets try to entertain ourselves. EU Smart Cities projects have started the campaign #CityFromMyWindow. Only together we can make it fun!

The purpose of this challenge is to make us feel a little bit closer despite social distancing and to show cities from a different perspective. Here is what you have to do:

  1. Go to your window
  2. Take a picture
  3. Post it with the hashtag #CityFromMyWindow

This initiative has been launched in cooperation with the cluster of H2020 Smart Cities projects.
Spread the word and take care!