We recently invited Matúš Vallo, Mayor of Bratislava to join us for Transitions 2.0.
Hello everyone, dear friends and dear colleagues, I would like to share the story about our work in Bratislava to tackle COVID-19. Of course, this is not only a dominant topic in Bratislava during the last year, but in every place and in every city in the world. Thank you very much for having me here. And thank you for being willing to listen to the stories of our lovely city.
COVID made us adjust many decisions, as well as the direction of our projects and policies. The struggle to protect the most vulnerable groups of our population while trying to run the city was very demanding, in terms of our energy, effort, time and funding. But it also showed me, and all the inhabitants of Bratislava, what a splendid team of people ready to provide the assistance we have around us. What I'm very proud of is that it revealed the amazing spirit of solidarity and responsibility of Bratislava. You can see the empty streets during the first phase of COVID.