Category "City" 3rd edition 2017-2018

This category recognises 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 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.


The Call for candidacies to the 3rd edition of the International Award UCLG
- Mexico City - Culture 21 was open from 2 November 2017 to 16 March 2018.
The Call is now closed.
All candidacies will be carefully examined by the International Jury of the

The winners will be announced in May 2018.

The Rules are available here.

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 either grant the Award to a single city or decide that it (and its related financial amount) 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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