INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CULTURE AND CREATIVITY FOR STRENGHTENING COOPERATION

UCLG-MEWA has participated in the international workshop among Kütahya Municipality and Pecs Municipality that was held in the framework of Town Twinning Program by EU Grant Scheme.

Representatives from Kütahya (Turkey) and Pecs (Hungary) which have been sister cities since 1975, have come together to determine a shared vision and goals within the context of “The Project on Culture and Creativity for Strengthening Cooperation” that is backed by Town Twinning Action Between Turkey and the EU Grant Scheme. In the program, Kütahya Municipality was represented by a delegation consisting of municipal staff and representatives from universities, NGOs and professional chambers. City of Pecs was present with a delegation from universities, professional chambers, creative industrial cluster, NGOs and private sector.

The workshop has started with the speech of Prof. Alim Işık, Mayor of Kütahya. Salim Korkmaz, UCLG-MEWA General Coordinator, informed participants regarding the organizational structure, operational processes, and cultural approach of UCLG World Organization and UCLG-MEWA. Moreover, Jordi Pascual, Coordinator of UCLG Committee on Culture, participated by video conference in the event and made a presentation considering localizing cultural policies in global agendas, Agenda 21 for culture, and “Culture in Sustainable Development Goals: A Guide for Local Action.”

Since the keyword of “The Project on Culture and Creativity for Strengthening Cooperation” is ‘participation’, participants were divided into four groups and came together in the sessions for developing shared goals and vision. The program ended with workshops on reviving historic sites and creating a new cultural infrastructure, clustering, free movement of goods and services, increasing brand value, strengthening collaboration between universities and professional chambers, and enhancing participation of civil society in decision-making processes.

In the program that has continued for Thursday and Friday, Salim Korkmaz, UCLG-MEWA General Coordinator, moderated one of the Round Table Meetings in which project ideas, for long-running cooperation, were discussed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU AND COUNCIL TO CONVENE

On 22 October 2020

 WEBINAR ON EMPOWERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES FOR INCLUSIVE COVID-19 RECOVERY

UCLG-MEWA and UN-Habitat Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) are organizing a webinar on “Empowering Local Communities for Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery” and it will be held via Zoom on Monday, 26 October, 2020 at 10:00 (CEST).

 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU AND COUNCIL TO CONVENE

Within the scope of the biannual UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau (April/May - October/November) and annual UCLG-MEWA Council (October/November), a thematic session entitled "Evaluation of City Government Strategies for the Post-COVID-19 Era from the Perspective of UCLG-MEWA Committees" will be organized virtually on 22 October 2020.

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST MUSA HADID

On Wednesday, 7 October 2020, at 13.00 (GMT+3).

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST NEŞET TARHAN

On Thursday, 1 October 2020, at 15.00 (GMT+3)

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST ALİ YILDIRIM SEZER

On Wednesday, 30 September 2020, at 15.00 (GMT+3).

 UNITED NATIONS PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS 2021 IS NOW OPEN

The United Nations has begun accepting nominations for the 2021 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA). Deadline for submission is 18 November 2020.

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST NICOLA KHAMIS

On Wednesday, 23 September 2020, at 14.00 (GMT+3).

  UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST ATTY. EMİN CANACANKATAN, WALD EXECUTIVE BUREAU MEMBER

On Thursday, 10 September 2020, at 15.00 (GMT+3).

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST ATTY. ŞEYMA DÖĞÜCÜ, MAYOR OF SANCAKTEPE

On Tuesday, 08 August 2020, at 14.00 (GMT+3).

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