It’s risen up to 41 the number of members now included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. As a matter of fact, a few days ago three new cities have been officially designated by the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, namely Enghien-les-Bains (France) and Sapporo (Japan) as Creative Cities of Media Arts, and Paducah (United States) as Creative City of Crafts and Folk Arts.
From 2004 until today, the Creative Cities Network, of which Bologna is a member as Creative City of Music, has been aiming at promoting cooperation and exchange between different cultures and contexts, in order to support the cultural creative industry all over the world, as a means for sustainable development.
Beside that, UNESCO has launched a new call for applications to become new Creative Cities, to be designated in 2014.
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