From 10-13 May 2017 the Second UCLG Culture Summit will be held in the Province of Jeju (South Korea). The Summit will be a global gathering bringing together cities, local governments, experts and leaders from around the world to discuss culture as a key pillar for sustainability.
Under the theme “Commitments and Actions for Culture in Sustainable Cities”, the Second UCLG Culture Summit is co-organized by the Autonomous Province of Jeju, UCLG-ASPAC and the UCLG Committee on Culture. The Summit aims to develop and reinforce messages on the role of culture in sustainable development, with particular emphasis on the importance of cities and local spaces. It will be a forum for knowledge-sharing, peer-learning and networking among cities and local governments, which expects to gather participants from all world regions.
The Culture Summit in Jeju builds on the results of the first UCLG Culture Summit, which took place in Bilbao on 18-20 March 2015 with the title “Culture and sustainable cities”. It gathered approximately 300 participants, including representatives of 75 cities and 69 local, national and international organisations from every continent. The Summit demonstrated how cities are taking the lead in recognising the absolute necessity of culture in sustainable development.
A full programme of successful experiences and cultural policies
The Summit will boost learning on a wide range of issues related to culture and sustainable cities combining plenary sessions, smaller, thematic parallel sessions, project presentations and networking spaces.
Over three days, experts of culture from around the world will exchange experiences and discuss how their work to fully integrate culture in their sustainable development strategies, programmes and projects. The progress that has been made and the challenges ahead.
You will find additional information about the structure, themes and speakers on the UCLG Culture Summit website.
For the latecomers, you can still register online!
If you haven’t yet registered, online registrations are open until 14 April 2017. You will find all the logistic information and registration process available on the Summit website.
We encourage you to register as soon as possible as participation is limited to a 300 participants.
Mark these days on your calendar and hope to see you all in Jeju!