From 25 to 27 May, the Japanese city of Kanazawa is going to be the setting for the annual meeting of UNESCO Creative Cities (CCN); an occasion of debate for the delegates and representatives from the 69 cities engaged in the seven creative industry fields: music, design, cinema, crafts and folk art, gastronomy, literature, media arts.
Bologna, already appointed as leading city for the Music sub-network and being part of the Steering Group of the network, has been requested to officiate and address a meeting session to the next priorities for the year to come of the group.
During the meeting, there will be a working session joined by mayors and representatives. There, it will be discussed about how Creative Cities share their practices and invest upon their creative industry, in order to produce an urban development which is both inclusive and sustainable. During such occasion, Matteo Lepore, Deputy Mayor for International Relations, will give a speech about the future of the Network and about how to strengthen and balance the collaborations among cities.
The role of Bologna will be highlighted also in another round table addressed to nominated cities and, more in general, to an audience of politicians, associations, universities and private companies; when the Deputy Mayor Lepore will describe the best practices and the experience accrued by Bologna as Creative City.
This way, Bologna is strengthening its role in this important area of interest about international networking, where cities can establish privileged relations and share projects, promoting their competence and increasing the presence of their cultural products on national and international markets. Bologna will certainly continue to benefit from this network, in order to promote local excellence and to secure alliances. This reflects the city firm belief that a huge development potential, for the cultural and economical capital cities of the future, lies within culture and creativity.
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