If you would like to learn more about the Citizens` Agreement, read the Press Release from the University of Nottingham. The Universities for Nottingham initiative is a pioneering collaboration that combines the combined strengths and civic missions of nottingham`s two universities. Over the next few years, it will improve the way we work together and with our local partners to change the lives of local people for the better. The development of the agreement was accelerated in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and focuses on a series of measures taken by universities and other signatory countries to contribute to economic recovery and job protection. Over the next three years, the two universities will continue to work with the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, both through councils and other partners, to deliver SME and business programs, which will now be aligned with COVID 19`s local reconstruction plans, to support more than 2,000 businesses and create more than 1,000 jobs. The Universities for Nottingham Civic Agreement – the first of its kind in the country between two universities that focus on local recovery after the pandemic – is an agreement between Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham University Hospitals and Sherwood Forest Hospitals, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and others. The agreement between the University of Nottingham and nottingham Trent University, municipal and county councils, hospitals and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) aims to stimulate the economic recovery of the region after the coronavirus crisis. Councillor David Mellen, Chairman of Nottingham City Council, said: “This citizen agreement recognises that both universities play a valuable role in our urban life, culturally, economically and socially. Tracy Taylor, Chief Executive, Nottingham University Hospitals, said: “Our links with our city`s universities have long been, from helping students and doctors and nurses to conducting groundbreaking research that has changed alive. Our clinicians, NHS professionals and patients work with students and staff to promote ongoing improvements in the region`s health and care systems.