Eurocities calls for a minute of silence



“Europe needs a joint moment of reflection,” said Dario Nardella, President of Eurocities and Mayor of Florence. “Let us pause for a minute to mourn the dead, to honour those suffering from the consequences of the pandemic, and to reflect on our own situation – to take a breath in the hectic everyday struggle we all experience.”


As events are not possible at the moment, everyone can observe this minute of silence for themselves. To support a shared experience, Eurocities offers a video live stream with Dario Nardella: “I invite everyone to join and to be silent together for a moment, to commemorate, and to find new strength together.”


Eurocities is a network of 198 European cities from 38 countries, representing 130 million people.


The minute of silence will take place on

Wednesday, 24 March, 12:00 noon CET


The video livestream can be accessed via this link:


Notes for editors:


  1. Eurocities wants to make cities places where everyone can enjoy a good quality of life, is able to move around safely, access quality and inclusive public services and benefit from a healthy environment. We do this by networking almost 200 larger European cities, which together represent some 130 million people across 38 countries, and by gathering evidence of how policy making impacts on people to inspire other cities and EU decision makers.


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  1. Access the video livestream here:


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