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Culture as sustainable development

Faro, Portugal
24-26 November, 2021
Our last meeting in person was in Lithuania, in late autumn 2019. Then, because of the pandemic, we had to cancel four meetings: Oulu and Leeds in 2020, Trencin and Cluj in 2021. But two years later, here we meet again.
These two years have shown what are some of the contributions of culture to sustainability, but they have also shown how weak is the sustainability of culture. We meet in Faro, Portugal, to discuss all these and to find ways to look at culture as sustainable development in our cities.
For this we will have a look at the new UNESCO methodology for culture as sustainable development: 20+ sets of indicators to help us measure the impact that culture has on each of the Sustainable Development Goals. We will discuss our possibilities to implement this methodology in the Culture Next cities in order to create and run cultural strategies in direct connection with the SDGs.
The Faro meeting is also a turning point in the network’s development: with an increased membership, we will discuss ways to improve our collaboration and we will launch the first major projects of Culture Next: the Cities Fund for Culture and the ECoC Archive.
Last but not least, the Faro meeting is where we see each other again for the first time in a long while. As always, we will know exactly what to do with the time we get to share together, day and night.
Meeting agenda
Day 1
Wednesday, November 24th
4 PM - 7 PM
ARRIVAL & WELCOME FOOD AND DRINKS
Hotel Faro
Welcome to all the participants in the meeting
7:30 PM - 9 PM
WELCOME DINNER
Restaurant in downtown
Dinner with typical Algarvian dinner
9 PM
FREE TIME
Day 2
Thursday, November 25th
9:00 - 10:30AM
WELCOME FROM THE HOSTS
Where we are, small introduction about Faro city and Algarve
WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO & WHAT’S NEW IN CN
Welcome and introduction of the meeting by the Secretariat.
Briefing about the previous meetings, updates about the network, what do we need to get from this meeting.
Relevant news from members.
WHO’S WHO & WHO’S NEW
Round presentation of everyone in the meeting.
Presentations from newcomers and Q&A.
10:30-11:00AM
COFFEE BREAK
PUBLIC SESSION
WITH LOCAL & REGIONAL CULTURAL AGENTS
11:00-12:00AM(LIVE STREAMING)
KEYNOTE "UNESCO CULTURE 2030 INDICATORS"
Ms. Jyoti Hosagrahar, Deputy Director of the World Heritage
Centre, UNESCO *online
11:30-12:00PM(LIVE STREAMING)
PANEL DISCUSSION "CN CITIES AND SDG'S"
Representatives from Eleusis 2023, Faro PEC & Elvas *online
12:00 - 1:00PM
OPEN WORKSHOPS (IN PARALLEL)

WS 1: SDG, Culture & Tourism in transition
Alexandra Gonçalves, Director of ESGHT UAlg

Case study of "CREATOUR ALGARVE - Creative Tourism Destination
Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas"

WS 2: SDG, Culture & Digital transition
Tiago Candeias, Faro2027 project manager, &
Miguela Fernandes, Minecraft Education Trainer & Consultant

Case study of "MI.MOMO - Discovering the Modernist Architecture through Minecraft Education "

1:00 - 2:30PM
LUNCH & EXCHANGE WITH LOCAL CULTURAL AGENTS
Buffet with Algarvian delicacies
Interaction between the CN members and the local and
regional cultural agents
2:30 - 3:30PM(LIVE STREAMING)
OFFICIAL LAUNCHING
"CULTURE NEXT CITIES FUND FOR CULTURE"
International Press Conference
An innovative instrument to support artists built by the cities of
this network
4:00 - 5:30PM
BOAT TRIP IN RIA FORMOSA (lagoon)
Sustainable Development Goals in practice in Faro
- Mural "Olhar sobre a Ria"
- European pilot project on sustainable communities
- Other projects around Ria Formosa
5:30 - 7:30PM
FREE TIME
7:30 - 9:00PM
DINNER
Local Restaurant
9 PM
CULTURAL PROGRAMME(OPTIONAL)
Day 3
Friday, November 26th
9:00 - 10:00AM(OPTIONAL)
GUIDED TOUR AROUND FARO OLD TOWN
10:00 - 11:00AM
CHILL OUT NETWORKING COFFEE
LIVE SESSION
09:30 - 10:30PM (LIVE STREAMING)
KEY NOTE "IS THE ECOC PROJECT STILL RELEVANT?”
STEVE GREEN *online
Former Chairman of the
European Capital of Culture
Selection Panel
OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF "THE ECOC ARCHIVE"
A documentary based on European Capitals of Culture
PANEL DISCUSSION "ECOC OF THE FUTURE"
Representatives of 3 CN cities: former ECoC,
future ECoC, ECoC candidate
1:00 - 2:00 PM
LUNCH FROM ALGARVE TO THE WORLD
Restaurant Tertúlia Algarvia
From Cataplanas of Algarve to Cataplanas of the World. A pilot project of Faro2027
2:00 - 4:00PM
CULTURE NEXT MEETING
Development of network projects, actions and initiatives of the
network. Report on the common decisions, establish the next
steps for the network, future projects and collaborations.
4:00 - 4:30PM
EVALUATION & CLOSING
Useful information
Accommodation: Hotel Faro
Adress: Praça D. Francisco Gomes, nº 2, 8000-168 Faro Portugal
Website: www.hotelfaro.pt
Promo Code for CultureNext Reservations: CAPEUR21
Single room price: € 65.00
Price in a double room: € 75.00
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