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Global Crises, Local Impacts: Threats to Social Cohesion and How Cities Can Respond

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Description: Given the range of threats facing cities in Europe and North America as a result of global crises – from COVID-19 and migration to the war in Ukraine, climate change and, most immediately, the Israel-Gaza crisis – Strong Cities launched a webinar series inviting mayors and other city officials, as well as experts from counter-hate research and other organisations, to discuss what cities are facing and how local leaders can most effectively manage inter-communal tensions resulting from these crises. This is the seventh in the series of monthly webinars and focused on how local leaders, governments and civil society organisations are cultivating civil discourse and mutual understanding among residents, particularly in times of extreme polarisation.

Where & When: 26 June 2024, virtual 

Cities Represented

Next Steps

The next session of this monthly webinar series – Online Harms: Local Approaches to Digital Resilience – will feature experts and city representatives from both Europe and North America and is scheduled for 24 July 2024. It will explore threats cities are facing online, ranging from disinformation, hate and extremism to cyber-attacks. The webinar will feature briefings on the latest research and trends in online threats and, specifically, ways cities are being targeted and impacted. The webinar will also include a city panel discussion on strategies local governments are using to prevent and respond to online harms and strengthen digital resilience.