Insight Session: Crisis Management - Cross border solidarity in times of crisis

Crisis Management - Cross Border Solidarity in time of crisis 

Cities´ cooperation can play and certainly played an essential role during the pandemic. For instance, cities worldwide supported each other at the beginning of the pandemic by the admission of patients in hospitals, exchange of medical expertise, and donations. Yet, cities´ cooperation also faces challenges in times of Covid-19, such as border closure and different national regulations. In this session, urban practitioners have the chance to exchange experiences of cooperation between cities and learn about good practices from municipalities worldwide.

Date & Time: 29. September, from 10:00 - 11:30 CEST (Berlin-time)

Time (CEST)



Technical check-in of participants 


Opening and welcome words
Ricarda Meissner, Connective Cities, GIZ 


Ana-Violeta Sacaliuc, Head of International Relations, Municipality of Darmstadt, Germany
Insight: “Cooperation between Darmstadt and Brescia during the pandemic and beyond”


Teona Julukhadze, DiDRR Programme Coordinator at Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Georgia
Insight: Stronger together - cooperative action to respond ta cross-border emergencies"


Marianne Goerdeler, Goerdeler Foundation, Germany
Insight: “Cooperation between municipalities worldwide”


Questions and Answer session


Wrap up and closing 


End of the event 


Event language: English. Translation will be available in German.

We are looking forward to your active participation!