Open Call: 4th International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21

The Call for candidacies to the 4th edition of the International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21 is now open until 18 March 2020. This Award recognises a city, local or regional government whose cultural policy has contributed significantly to linking the values of culture (heritage, diversity, creativity and transmission of knowledge) with democratic governance, citizen participation and sustainable development. it is given to the local or regional government candidate that wins a competitive call process, open to direct or indirect UCLG members. Indirect UCLG members include those local and regional governments that are members of an association or federation of local or regional governments that is in turn a member of UCLG.

The Award recognises an original policy, programme or project that explicitly includes the principles of the Agenda 21 for culture. The action awarded should count on, at least, two years of implementation and have documented proof of the impact and the successes achieved.

A city, local or regional government is only able to present one application. All candidacies will be carefully examined by the International Jury of the Award and the winners will be announced in May 2020.

The winning city will be presented with a trophy produced by an artist from Mexico City, accompanied by a recognition signed by the Head of Government of Mexico City – host of the upcoming GSEF2020 – and by the President of UCLG. 
The project presented by the winning city will receive the amount of 50,000€, which will be used for its international promotion (publication of a book, participation in forums, international visibility) and to strengthen the local implementation of the Agenda 21 for culture.

The Jury may either grant the Award to a single city or decide that both the Award and the financial prize shall be shared by more than one city.
The Jury may also recognise as “good practices in culture and sustainable cities” as many projects as relevant. These will later be internationally disseminated by the UCLG Culture Committee.

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