During the last weeks, the Hague team (Ger, Gerko & Esmée) has kept up their routine of weekly meetings and checking in with each other on how their work progresses. Normally, we meet in the city hall which is always packed on Mondays… Working from home isn’t that bad after all…Nevertheless, as you probably all feel the same, not physically seeing each other is not always easy and can sometimes lead to communication errors. Therefore, we keep extensive notes of our meetings, which is very helpful. Furthermore, we try our best to look for opportunities rather than thinking in problems.
In the PlastiCity network, we keep on working in our work packages and have online meetings with the other cities in the partnership. Admittedly, it saves us some travel time and travel costs. It even has some informality to it seeing eachother in his/her living room, attic, garden,... But it is dificult to replace real life contact, to brainstorm through a screen, or to have some torough discussions. However, we make the best out of it!As a result of the corona crisis, everywhere we have seen the demand for (medical) masks rise… The Hague has come up with an initiative to support health workers…. To know more, stay tuned for the 3rd contribution from The Hague! #Stay in touch!#Stay connected, like Gerko
Article by Esmée Dijt, policy officer at the Municipality of The Hague