Eurasia Regional Section of the World organization "United Cities and Local Governments"

5th UCLG Culture Summit: call for the host city

5th UCLG Culture Summit: call for the host city
The Culture Summit has become a major event for UCLG. After the success of the Summits previously held (Bilbao in 2015; Jeju in 2017; Buenos Aires in 2019; and Izmir in 2021), and considering the growing importance of culture in the framework of sustainable cities, UCLG has decided to convene a 5th UCLG Culture Summit in 2023.

The UCLG Culture Summit is a unique global event. It responds to the growing importance of culture in local development, a fact that is being evidenced in all continents at least since the beginning of the 21st century, and more than ever since the recent global crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Summit is the meeting point of cities, local and regional governments, national governments, civil society organizations and international organizations to discuss the current position of culture in the global agendas. Participants to the Summit are very committed to the successful implementation of policies and programmes on culture and sustainability. The Summit sends very strong messages on the role of culture in development. The programme of the Summit will emphasize that culture is an integral part of sustainable cities, and will promote the sharing of experiences and innovations from cities across the world.

We invite you to check the Terms of Reference of the 5th UCLG Culture Summit. Direct or indirect members of UCLG can apply by 2 September 2022 in writing to the UCLG World Secretariat:, putting in copy:


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