Daily Programme – Tuesday, 2 July


10:00 – 10:30
Activity Report of the UCCN Secretariat [plenary session]
Venue: Main auditorium – Forum Braga
Presentation by Denise Bax, Secretary of the UCCN

10:30 – 12:15
Special Segment: High-level Roundtable [plenary session]
Venue: Main auditorium – Forum Braga

Braga Manifesto: A Culture Goal for Sustainable Development

Opening remarks by:
Ernesto Ottone R., Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO

Dialogue I. The UNESCO Creative Cities Braga Manifesto: A Charter Towards 2030

Introductory remarks by Mr Ricardo Rio, Braga (Portugal)

Esam Almullad, Mayor of Al-Ahsa
Andrea Metcalf, Mayor of Bendigo
Rufino d’Almeida, Mayor of Bohicon
Luis Jonathan Toro Largacha, Mayor of Montecristi
Nevena Mineva, Deputy Mayor of Gabrovo

Endorsement of the Braga Manifesto

Dialogue II. A Glocal Agenda towards a Culture Goal
With the participation of representatives from other intergovernmental organizations and international networks

Introductory remarks by Mr Ernesto Ottone R., Assistant Director-General for Culture, UNESCO.

Kazumi Ogawa, Principal Coordination Officer, UN-Habitat
Lindsey Ricker, Strategic Programming Lead, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum
Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor of London for Culture and
the Creative Industries, Founder and Chair of the World Cities Culture Forum
Jordi Pascual, Founding coordinator of the Committee on culture, United Cities and Local Gobernments (UCLG)

Official group photo

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00
Thematic panels [plenary session]

I. A just transition towards AI for artists and culture professionals

Biella, Creative City of Crafts and Folk Arts (A video message)
Doha, Creative City of Design (Fatema Al Sulaiti)
Terrassa, Creative City of Film (Jordi Hernàndez Prat)

14:40 – 15:10
II. International Cooperation to overcome challenges and induce a culture of peace

Angoulême and Nanjing, Creative City of Literature (Saphy and Mr Sylvain Pothier-Leroux for Angoulême & for Nanjing)
Brazzaville, Creative City of Music (Mr Emma Clesh Atipo Ngapi) Buraydah, Creative City of Gastronomy (Mr Sulaiman Alqifari)
Kansas City and London – Creative City of Music (Mr Cory Crossman for & Mr Jacob Wagner)

15:20 – 15:50
III. Empowering the citizens of the future through culture and arts education
Bandung , Creative City of Design (Ms Dwinita Larasati)
Dubai, Creative City of Design (Dr Saeed Mubarak Kharbash)
Mérida, Creative City of Music (Mr José Luis Matinez)
Nottingham, Creative City of Literature (Ms Hannah Trevarthen)

Moderator: Hortense Assaga, Journalist

16:15 – 18:15
Subnetwork meetings [First session]
Meetings of the 7 subnetworks in parallel in different rooms

Venue: Forum Braga
Congress rooms(1st lfoor): Crafts and Folk Arts, Music, Gastronomy
Meeting rooms (-1 floor): Literature, Film, Media Arts, Design

18:30 – 21:30
Restaurant Dinner Routes: exploration of Braga After Dark, city guide to the local nightlife (Dinner voucher provided in the welcome kit)

22:00 – 22:45
Artistic Performance “Universe of Solutions”
Theatro Circo