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The Spanish Association of Creative Cities of UNESCO signs its constitution in Dénia

30 September 2022 - 15: 43

La sala de plenos del Ayuntamiento de Dénia ha acogido hoy la firma del convenio para la constitución de la Asociación Española de Ciudades Creativas de la Unesco. Se trata de un órgano de colaboración entre las ciudades creativas españolas, de las cuales ocho se han citado esta mañana en la capital de la Marina Alta.

The signature of Burgos (Creative City of Gastronomy), Llíria (Music), Manises (Crafts and Popular Arts) and Dénia (Gastronomy) configures the beginning of this new organization that aims to give relevance to the creative cities of Spain through joint collaboration .

The event was chaired by the permanent delegate ambassador of Spain to UNESCO, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, the mayor of Dénia, Vicent Grimalt, the Secretary General of the Spanish National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, Santiago Sierra, and the Deputy Secretary General of the Spanish National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, Isabel Ortega.

The agreement between creative cities of different kinds, from literature to design, passing through gastronomy and cinema, aims, in the words of Grimalt, "to share our creativity and put our capacity for innovation to the test".

In addition, focal points (coordinators of the creative city projects of each municipality) of those cities that have not signed the constitution agreement today while waiting for it to be fully approved, have left in writing their commitment to collaborate and participate in the common project.

On the other hand, two cities not included in the network of creative cities have wanted to participate in the event as visitors: Tangier (Morocco) and Tours (France).

The forecast for this weekend is that the meetings between the municipalities continue. In addition, the representatives have planned a cultural agenda to publicize Dénia that will have as its central axis the D*na Gastronomic Festival that is celebrated this weekend.

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