Unesco Creative Cities Network

Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) promotes cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. With the growth of this network, UNESCO aims to place creativity and cultural industries at the heart of the cities development plans and to promote an active cooperation between them.
There are currently 180 members from 72 countries covering seven creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts.
Póvoa is applying to be part of a group where twenty-seven (27) creative cities are already working together: Edinburgh (2004), Iowa (2008), Melbourne (2008), Dublin (2010), Reykjavik (2011), Norwich (2012), Krakow (2013), Dunedin (2014), Prague (2014), Granada (2014), Heidelberg (2014), Baghdad (2015), Barcelona (2015), Ljubljana (2015), Lviv (2015), Montevideo (2015), Óbidos (2015), Tartu (2015), Ulyanovsk (2015), Bucheon (2017), Durban (2017), Lillehammer (2017), Manchester (2017), Milan (2017), Québec (2017), Seattle (2017), Utrecht (2017).
Edinburgh (UK) http://www.cityofliterature.com/  2004
Iowa (USA) http://www.iowacityofliterature.org/ 2008
Melbourne (Australia) http://cityofliterature.com.au/ 2009
Dublin (Ireland) http://www.dublincityofliterature.ie/ 2010
Reykjavik (Iceland) https://bokmenntaborgin.is/en 2011
Norwich (UK) https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/ 2012
Krakow (Poland) http://www.krakowcityofliterature.com/ 2013
Dunedin (New Zealand) https://www.cityofliterature.co.nz/ 2014
Prague (Czech Republic) https://www.prahamestoliteratury.cz/en/activities/application-of-prague-to-the-unesco-creative-cities-network/ 2014
Granada (Spain) https://granadaciudaddeliteratura.com/en/ 2014
Heidelberg (Germany) https://www.heidelberg.de/hd,Lde/565968.html 2014
Baghdad (Iraq) http://www.mocul.gov.iq/index.php 2015
Barcelona (Spain) http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/ciutatdelaliteratura/ca 2015
Ljubljana (Slovenia) https://www.ljubljana.si/en/ 2015
Lviv (Ukraine) http://lvivcityofliterature.org.ua/ 2015
Montevideo (Uruguay) http://www.montevideo.gub.uy/ 2015
Óbidos (Portugal) https://obidosvilaliteraria.com/ 2015
Tartu (Estonia) https://tartu.ee/et?lang_id=2 2015
Ulyanovsk (Russia) http://ulyanovskcreativecity.ru/en/ 2015
Bucheon (South Korea) http://bucheoncityofliterature.or.kr/site/main/unesco 2017
Durban (South Africa) http://bucheoncityofliterature.or.kr/site/main/dbsptmzh2 2017
Lillehammer (Norway) http://www.litteraturby.no/ 2017
Manchester (UK) http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/ 2017
Milan (Italy) https://milit.org/ 2017
Québec (Canada) https://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/en/ 2017
Seattle (USA) https://www.seattlecityoflit.org/ 2017
Utrecht (Netherlands) https://www.cityofliterature.nl/ 2017
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