This category recognizes a city, local or regional government which cultural policy contributes significantly to linking the values of culture (heritage, diversity, creativity and transmission of knowledge) with democratic governance, citizen participation and sustainable development. The award is given to the local or regional government candidate that wins a competitive call process, open to direct and indirect UCLG members.
The award recognizes an original policy, programme or project that explicitly includes of Agenda 21 for culture.
The action awarded should count on, at least, two years of execution and have documented proof of the impact and the successes achieved.
A city, local or regional government is only able to present one bid.
The winning city will be presented with a trophy produced by an artist from Mexico City, accompanied by a recognition signed by the Head of Government of Mexico City and by the President of UCLG.
The project presented by the winning city will receive the amount of Euro 50,000, which will be used for its international promotion (the publication of a book, participation in forums, international visibility) and to strengthen the local implementation of the Agenda 21 for culture.
The Jury may also recognise as “good practices in culture and sustainable cities” as many projects as relevant. These will later be internationally disseminated by the UCLG Culture Committee.