The first edition of the Report of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor was recently published by the European Commision.

The Monitor selected 168 cities in 30 european countries (EU28, Norway and Switzerland), on the bases of three measurable and comparable criteria: 93 cities which have been or will be European Capitals of Culture up to 2019 or which have been shortlisted to become European Capitals of Culture up to 2021; 22 UNESCO Creative Cities; 53 cities hosting at least two regular international cultural festivals running until at least 2015. The city of Trento was selected because of its matching with this last criteria.

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor is an initiative of the European Commission supported by the Creative Europe programme. The Monitor has been developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Commission's in-house science service.
It provides comparable datas based on the performances of different european cities in some specific fields, like the culture and urban creativity and underlines how these performances contribute to social development, creation of new jobs and economic growth.

The monitored cities were selected based on quantitative and qualitative criterias. The quantitative data are captured in 29 indicators relevant to nine dimensions,reflecting three major facets of cities' cultural, social and economic vitality. The city of Trento performed remarkable results in the category of "Cultural vibrancy", which measures the cultural "pulse" of a city in terms of cultural infrastructures and participation in culture (e.g. organization of international festivals).
The Report shows that the size of a city doesn’t matter in the cultural field: in fact, the small and medium sized towns have performed the best results in this first edition of the Monitor.

The“European Agenda for Culture in a Globalising World” is the strategic framework for the promotion and development of Union's initiatives in the cultural field. Since its adoption in 2007, culture has taken an increasingly prominent place in European Union policymaking and the cultural sector, together with the creative industries, became a fundamental contributor to smart, inclusive and sustainable growth.

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor represents an important tool for the measurement and the analysis of the results of the european cities in the cultural and creative sector.
Data and collected by the Monitor are incorporated in an online platform that offers users the opportunity to explore results of the selected European cities.

Report "The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor" 2017

Online Plattform of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 

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