“In a time when there is a real need for local democracy, the whole world has suffered a pandemic unparalleled in terms of infection and distribution. The Corona virus has shown, with all the clarity one could desire, that we are all part of a shared, global world. It has also shown that combatting infection is as much a local matter as a global one.“
2020 has been challenging in many ways. ICLD has been impressed by the willingness to change and the levels of innovation shown by local authorities and regions in adapting so quickly to prevailing conditions and transitioning to online methodologies and solutions.