THE 2020 ROME CHARTER

The right to participate fully and freely in cultural life is vital to our cities and communities.

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1-2-3 October 2020 hybrid conference (Rome + online) stay tuned – more news in September

December 2019

Roma Capitale and UCLG – Culture Committee kick off

Roma Capitale and UCLG – Culture Committee kick off the process with the idea of starting with a combination of local/international gatherings in to be held in Rome.

March 2020

Due to COVID-19, cities start connecting more to exchange on crises

Due to COVID-19, cities start connecting more to exchange on crises, meetings are held online, the Charter is shaped thanks to collective and bilateral conversations with cities and experts from all continents.

April 2020

The Charter is discussed in a series of global public meetings online

The Charter is discussed in a series of global public meetings online held by UCLG, Metropolis, UN Habitat, SDG Festival. The Charter is also considered an elaboration of the UCLG Presidency Decalogue for the COVID-19 aftermath, launched on 22 April 2020, which identifies culture as one of the key priorities to guide the advocacy of UCLG in the coming years, as an “antidote for the secondary effects” of the COVID-19 crisis.

May 2020

The first draft of the Charter is released

The first draft of the Charter is released to be globally and locally discussed in its implications.

May 29 2020

First public appointment of the Charter

First public appointment of the Charter, during the Global Executive Bureau of the UCLG with more than 100 Mayors from all over the world.

ABOUT

A transnational group of over 20 cities and 50 contributors has started an initiative to support the right to participate in cultural life as a condition for a better society.

ABOUT CONFERENCE

Culture is how people form, express, share and negotiate their values. A transnational network of over 50 cities has started an online initiative to discuss the role of urban communities in nourishing cultural participation as condition to build a better, more equal and more sustainable future.

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GET INVOLVED

Read the Charter, follow the next steps and join the global debate! If you wish, you can discuss the Charter in your local community/government, and work in your area to open up a public process. Let us receive your community thoughts and become part of the 2020 Rome Charter!

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