In addition to working sessions, the four-day event includes a wide range of artistic events. The main theme of the meeting is “Creative Crossroads,” with a focus on innovation and encouraging links between various sectors of the Creative Cities.
Much attention is to be devoted to the Network’s priorities, notably the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda.
It is for the first time that the organisation’s annual meeting is co-hosted by two cities. Kraków received the title of the UNESCO City of Literature in 2013, becoming the first Polish member of the Network.
Katowice followed suit in 2015 as the UNESCO City of Music.
The third Polish city in the Network is Łodź. It joined the organisation in the autumn of 2017 as a City of Film.
Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) aims to promote cooperation with and among cities for whom creativity is a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. It covers seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music. (mk)