Connected Cities is a volunteer-led project incubated by the Transatlantic Core Group that is aiming to build upon the existing Hamburg-Chicago city partnership with the aim to ”make strangers friends.”
The projects aims to establish and expand civil society networks, with a special focus upon integrating new or underrepresented actors from both cities. Though the creation of a larger, transatlantic network for civil society actors they can invest both into societal issues of the two cities along with German-American relations.
The Transatlantic Core Group is composed of several EFC members; BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt and Robert Bosch Stiftung, along with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Atlantic Council.
To find out more on the Connected Cities project visit their website here.