The EU smart cities launch a hashtag to support citizens face the lockdown

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#SmartCitiesHelp is the social media initiative conceived by the cluster of the 17 H2020 European Smart Cities projects to help citizens face the lockdown. Through the use of the hashtag, European Smart Cities will share how they are reacting to COVID-19 and ideas to better live these challenging times. 

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

Thanks to #SmartCitiesHelp all citizens will be informed about solidarity actions, online museums and concerts, hubs to connect citizens, digital contests, new city transportation strategies, apps, data collection platforms and more.

It will be possible to follow the contents linked to the hashtag on Twitter and LinkedIn channels of the 17 H2020 European Smart Cities projects involved in the initiative:

· atelier

· +CityxChange

· GrowSmarter



· MAtchUP

· mySMARTLife





· Sharing Cities

· SmartEnCity

· Smarter Together



· Triangulum

These projects received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme. Their goal is to design and implement a number of smart urban solutions to make cities more sustainable and inclusive.