UCLG Culture Summit

10-13 May, Jeju, Korea

The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Culture Summit taking place from 10 to 13 of May in Jeju, will be the main point to convene cities, local governments and other stakeholders which contribute to the effective implementation of policies and programmes on culture and sustainability. The Summit will mainly discuss about the role of culture in sustainable development, especially of cities and local governments. GSEF's Secretary General Laurence Kwark is organising a session on the social economy and culture. The role of social economy in establishing cooperative and human centered culture will be addressed through the session. The Summit prepares for 300 participants from all over the world. 

GSEF is speaking at the UCLG culture session on 'Local cultural industries and sustainability'.

Summary of the session

Date: 11 May (Thursday)

Title: Social & Solidarity Economy and Cultural Industries as a sustainable economic activity that promote local economic and community development

Session Description

Support for cultural industries is one central component of many cities’ cultural strategies. From the perspective of sustainability, the design and delivery of programmes in this area needs to take into account a number of aspects, including the existence of adequate support mechanisms, the balance between cultural and economic objectives, and the availability of support for small-scale, emerging initiatives. A range of experiences and views from different world regions will be presented in this session.

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