This category will recognise a city, local or regional government the cultural policy of which has contributed significantly to linking
the values of culture (heritage, diversity, creativity and transmission of knowledge) with democratic governance, citizen participation
and sustainable development. The award will be given to the local or regional government candidate that wins a competitive call
process, open to direct or indirect UCLG members.
The award will recognise an original policy, programme or project that explicitly includes the principles of Agenda 21 for culture.
The action awarded should count on, at least, two years of execution and have documented proof of the impact and the successes
A city, local or regional government will only be able to present one bid.
83 cities and local governments have presented a bid to the 2nd edition of the Award (2015-2016):
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 and by the President of UCLG.
The project presented by the winning city will receive the amount of Euro 50,000, which will be used for its international promotion
(the publication of a book, participation in forums, international visibility) and to strengthen the local implementation of the Agenda
21 for culture.
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.
In 2013-2014, 56 cities participated to the first edition of the Award: