UCLG Culture Summit, Bilbao

18 March 2015, Spain

The UCLG Culture Summit will be hosted by the City of Bilbao (Basque Country Spain) on 18-20 March 2015, and will feature the presentation of a new document on culture and local sustainable development which (a) builds on the success of the Agenda 21 for culture, (b) updates its recommendations, with a clearer orientation towards the implementation of policies, and (c) aims to promote the sharing of knowledge and networking, with a selection of good practices and the romotion of exchanges, peer-reviews and expertise. 

The Summit is designed to promote mutual and hands-on learning as well as long-term partnerships among cities and local and regional governments that recognize the important place of culture in sustainable development and are willing to implement the new Agenda 21 for culture. The UCLG Culture Summit is also an important opportunity and a timely moment to connect with other stakeholders: the organizations and networks that are advocating for the place of culture in the global campaign on the UN Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, that is, the #culture2015goal campaign. The UCLG Culture Summit will be a peer-learning event: the good practices of Agenda 21 for culture will be presented, the best projects of the first edition of the "International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21" will be disseminated and the results of the Pilot Cities programme will be showcased. Logistical information will be sent to you by the end of October 2014.