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Culture 21 PLUS (2025)

Culture 21 PLUS



Culture 21 PLUS. A new toolkit for Cultural Rights in Cities and Communities


UCLG has begun to draft a new toolkit to promote and implement Cultural Rights in Cities and Communities, to be adopted in 2025. It considers:

The initial proposal of Culture 21 PLUS outlines 6 blocks, with 30 key areas and 200 actions. It will be useful (1) to carry out a self-assessment of the state of play of the cultural policies of a territory; and (2) to design local cultural strategies based on cultural rights and sustainability.

We are in a “testing” phase! We already have an initial proposal, which is undergoing a process of experimentation, debate and shared cocreation with UCLG members, until its adoption in 2025.

  • Test in the city of Jinju (Republic of Korea), July 2023
  • Test in Mexico City (Mexico), September 2023 (in Spanish)
  • Test in Lisbon (Portugal), November 2023
  • Test in Elefsina (Greece), March 2024
  • Workshops at the UCLG Culture Summit in Dublin (28 November – 1 December 2023).

How can your city be involved? We are inviting cities and local or regional governments interested in “testing” Culture 21 PLUS to write us at


Additionally, 3 webinars will be organised on next 5 June 2024:

  • in English (9.00-10.00 AM CEST)
  • in French (14.00-15.00 PM CEST)
  • in Spanish (17.00-18.00 PM CEST)


See here for more information.