Category "City" 4th edition 2019-2020

The 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. 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.


As an individual

The Call for candidacies to the 4th edition of the International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21 was open from 14 November 2019 to 18 March 2020.

81 applications were received. Abastracts of these 81 applications are available here.

The Jury analysed the applications presented in the two categories between 29 March and 14 May 2020 and held its final meeting on 19-20 May 2020.

The winners were announced on 29 May 2020, on the occasion of the Executive Bureau of UCLG.

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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