Cologne: 2019 Cultural Development Plan (Kulturentwicklungsplan)

Department of Art and Culture of Cologne
Cologne Cultural Development Plan Steering Group (Lenkungskreis Kulturentwicklungsplan Köln)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Developing longer-term governance guidelines to underpin robust cultural infrastructure that promotes diversity of cultural expression in cities with due consideration to demographic and digital change; implementing global Sustainable Development Goals at the local level

Target groups:
City society and administration; stakeholders funding, creating and/or interested in cultural content

Expected results:
* Safeguarding, strengthening and expanding diverse cultural content
* Setting objectives and concrete measures of municipal cultural policy for the coming years and creating planning certainty for cultural actors
* Signposting the inclusion of cultural policy in city-wide planning and urban development
* Identifying and protecting the public's cultural interests
* Promoting the transcultural openness of city society
* Establishing and transmitting cities' image as cultural sites across Germany and internationally
* Bringing the activities of city administrations into line with the vision of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Possibilities, principles and problem-solving strategies of future cultural affairs policy discussed at a structural level with various stakeholders; specific policy requirements formulated; 2019 Cultural Development Planning published, with a focus on five key cross-cutting issues: (1) diversity, (2) creating spaces for art and culture, (3) bringing art and culture into the public sphere, (4) increasing financial support, (5) continuing cultural development planning as a participatory process; first Holger Czukay Prize for Pop Music, with EU15,000 in prize money, awarded in 2019 in implementation of a Council cultural development planning decision

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Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)