Bologna will participate, with the Deputy Mayor Marilena Pillati, in the 7th National Conference of Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites, planned to take place in Rome from the 8th to the 10th November.
Bologna’s participation in the conference, on behalf of Italian UNESCO Creative Cities, will be part of a session discussing UNESCO’s role as a factor of integration with the territory’s organisations and values. Bologna will draw the National Conference’s attention to Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the activities of UNESCO Creative Cities, particularly those in Italy, towards the development of innovative projects that link culture and creativity.
The Creative City network has notably grown in recent years, with a gradual increase in the participation of of Italian cities. Today, the UCCN counts 116 members from 54 countries and 5 Italian cities are involved: Bologna for music; Fabriano for Artisan Crafts and Folk Art; Parma for Gastronomy; Rome for Film and Turin for Design.
In order to strengthen the role of Italian cities within the network, promoting development both on a national and international level, a Coordination of Italian UNESCO Creative Cities was created, led by Bologna and her long experience within the network.
Bologna, Fabriano, Rome, Parma and Turin very recently signed a statement of intent in Fabriano, for the occasion of the exhibition “Luogo Comune”.
The Coordination aims to become a platform of reflection and research for new economies; to promote the fundamental connection between culture, economic development and tourism and to make known those reference points and creative hubs on a national level.
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