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Joint COR-OECD webinar: The impact of the COVID-19 on EU regions and cities  


The COVID-19 pandemic is having enormous repercussions in the EU. In addition to the human and social cost, economies and public finances are under considerable strain.

All levels of government are mobilised to mitigate its effects, starting by the ones closest to citizens, the local and regional levels. Cities and regions have been on the frontline to fight the pandemic, building solidarity within their territory and providing a wide range of public services during lockdown, to protect and help their citizens. They are also working on a slow exit from the lockdown, implementing precautionary measures wh​ile supporting local businesses and communities.

This will also be the occasion to highlight the importance to participate in the CoR-OECD joint survey, as there are still many uncertainties about the impact of the COVID-19.

Registrations are closed.

​​​​​​The speakers' presentations and video recording of the webinar are available via the links in the sidebar.



18 June 2020 - 10:00-11:30​

Welcome by:

Michael Murphy, Chairperson of the Commission for Economic Policy, European Committee of the Regions, Chairperson of Tipperary County Council, Ireland

Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Deputy Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD


Roundtable: Latest research on the impact of the COVID-19 at local and regional level

Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of Unit, Growth and Innovation, Territorial Development, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Presentation on regional characterisation and vulnerability to tourism shocks.

Kai Böhme, Director of Spatial Foresight

Mapping implications of COVID-19 at regional level, assessing exposure and vulnerability of regions to Covid and lock-down measures. 

Dorothée Allain-Dupré, Head of Unit Decentralisation, public investment and subnational finance, OECD 

Highlights from the OECD paper on the Territorial impact of Covid-19: managing the crisis across levels of government


Reactions from:

Jane Stacey, Head of Unit Tourism, OECD​

Lewis Dijkstra​, Head of Economic Analysis Sector, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Angelika Poth-Mögele, Executive Director European Affairs, CEMR

Ben Butters, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Eurochambres,


Participate in COR-OECD 2020 consultation on the impact of covid-19 on regions and cities:
governance, finance and recovery plans


Contact Person: Audrey Parizel
Organizer: ECON Secretariat
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