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REGISTER YOUR CITY, REGION OR NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

In two steps, share the responses developed by your city; region or national association to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.

 
 

TOOLKIT

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has issued a toolkit for governments across Europe on respecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Toolkit (available in several languages)

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Austrian Association of Municipalities

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The role of the Austrian Association of Municipalities and the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns :
 
The representative Associations kept track of the financial situation of local governments from the beginning of the crisis and were soon asking for financial aid to ensure solvency and investments on the one hand and compensation of loss of (tax) revenue on the other. As the situation evolved, lobbying efforts intensified and cumulated in high ranking meetings between representatives of both Associations and the Federal Government. Compared to a similar package after the financial crisis the share of the federal grant doubled to 50%, the access of ongoing projects and maintenance of existing infrastructure helps financially weak municipalities.
 
Further information in German :