On May 18th, the special commission for the reconstruction of the city, made up of the representatives of the main Valencian political groups, approved by consensus the work plan to be followed following the impact of the COVID-19 disease. This plan includes a series of hearings in which experts from the fields of health, sustainable cities, social and economic issues will intervene to reflect on the future of the city.
Among those responsible for the economic part we find Pau Rausell, Professor of the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Valencia and Director of Econcult, together with other experts and organisations related to the economic area of the city of València. This group will have the responsibility of marking the way forward for the city after the end of the state of alarm and the beginning of the new normality. This committee, which has the confidence of all the political parties representing Valencian society, will have the added difficulty of working relatively against the clock, beyond the turbulent and uncertain times.
As far as Econcult is concerned, a study is being carried out to examine the impact and effects of Covid-19 on the organizations of the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS), the strategies they use to adapt, and the availability of support for the recovery of a key sector for the economy.
From the Econcult team we wish luck to all the members of this committee, as their successes will be the successes of the city and, consequently, of Valencian society.