UCLG Committee on Culture approves new Presidency


The UCLG Committee on Culture held its 8th meeting on 20th September 2012 in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) and agreed on a new Board of the Committee: 

Lille-Métropole was elected as President; the cities of Buenos Aires, Mexico and Montreal were elected as Co-Presidents, and the cities of Angers, Barcelona and Milano were elected as Vice-Presidents; in this respect, it was also agreed to invite three other cities (one from Africa, one from Middle East/Asia and one from Asia/Pacific) to join the Board as Vice-Presidents. All Board cities will assume responsibilities, with specific portfolios.

The Committee formally asked the UCLG World Secretariat to host the coordination of the Committee and guaranteed to provide core funding for a two-year period of 2013 and 2014.

Catherine Cullen thanked all participants for entrusting Lille-Métropole as President of the Committee. She pledged to exercise this responsibility in a very active and collegial way. She urged all members to work together in the coming months on an agenda based on the relation between cultural policies and sustainable development.

The members of the Committee debated the implementation of the programme 2011-2013 and set the priorities for 2013. The Committee also debated initiatives on the implementation of the Agenda 21 for culture on a local level (Angers, Aubagne, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Lille, Mexico DF, Milan or Montreal), national level (Quebec, France, Brazil) and regional level (Mercociudades, Interlocal).

Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat of the Committee: [email protected]+34 933 161 009.

 Report of the 8th meeting of the Committee on Culture