During the last World Council meeting in Haikou, UCLG members highlighted that culture is key for social and economic development, as well as for human-scale cities. The first UCLG Culture Summit will be hosted by the City of Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) from the 18-20 March 2015 with the title “Culture and sustainable cities”.
The first UCLG 2015 Culture Summit is a new event to promote knowledge-sharing and networking of cities and local governments, recognizing the important place of culture in sustainable cities. It envisages gathering all key stakeholders in the promotion of cultural policies, with special emphasis on cities, local governments, and urban actors.
The highlight of the first UCLG Culture Summit will be the presentation of "Culture 21: Actions", a document that builds on the Agenda 21 for Culture that makes a strong link between culture and sustainable development, while providing guides to self-assessment and implementation. “Culture 21: Actions” recommends further expertise, peer-learning, and exchanges.
The UCLG Culture Summit is oriented towards creating a full global learning experience among participants. It will feature good practices of Agenda 21 for culture. It will showcase the best projects of the first edition of the “International Award UCLG - Mexico City – Culture 21”. Additionally, the results of the Pilot Cities programme will be presented. The Summit will also connect the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda and culture, building on the work carried out in the process of defining the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly #culture2015goal and #UrbanSDG. It will be an occasion to exchange with the international community and UN Agencies as well as civil society organizations.
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