"Culture: Shaping the Future" The UCLG Culture Summit

The UCLG Culture Summit is organized by the world organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) to guarantee the place of culture in global debates on sustainable development and to encourage networking, peer-learning and the sharing of good practices between cities and local governments from across the world.


The fourth UCLG Culture Summit will be held in Izmir (Turkey) on 9-11 September 2021, hosted by the Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir.

The UCLG Culture Summit is the main meeting point at global level of cities, local governments and other stakeholders that are committed to the effective implementation of policies and programmes on culture and sustainability.

Since 2015, UCLG has convened three editions of the UCLG Culture Summit, which were respectively hosted by :

  • the City of Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain, March 2015), 
  • the Jeju Self-Governing Special Province (Jeju-do, Republic of Korea, May 2017), 
  • and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (Argentina, April 2019). 


Following the success of the three first Culture Summit of UCLG, and considering the

growing importance of culture in the framework of sustainable cities, the Executive Bureau of UCLG has decided to convene a 4th UCLG Culture Summit in 2021.


The 4th Culture Summit will be held in Izmir on next 9-11 September 2021, under the title "Culture: Shaping the Future".

The detailed programme is available here and you are invited to register here.

For more information visit the official Website of the Summit !