The city of Penedo participated in the 5th ECriativa – UNESCO Brazilian Network of Creative Cities Meeting. The event brought together the twelve cities that are part of the Creative Cities Network, and took place at Casa Fiep, in João Pessoa.
Tourism Secretary Jair Galvão and Setur Technical Advisor Karlinne Cordeiro were Penedo’s representatives at the event. The main objective was to propose, debate and program the cooperation activities that will be undertaken by UNESCO’s creative cities in Brazil throughout the year.
“It was a very fruitful moment, with a lot of exchange of experiences and knowledge that can and will contribute to the development of the creative economy in Penedo. In addition, it strengthens Penedo as a candidate to join the UNESCO world network, which opens a public notice in 2023”, explained the SETUR manager.
Despite not yet being officially part of the network, Penedo developed a cooperative action with the five cities in the Northeast (Fortaleza, João Pessoa, Recife, Campina Grande and Salvador), aimed at promoting the creative economy for young people and children throughout Brazil, through motivating video and gamification.
The action was highlighted in the day’s presentations, with the proposal to be replicated to the other cities that are part of the network throughout Brazil.
“It is extremely important for Penedo to be participating in the 5th ECriativa, even though it is still in the application process. It was an honor to be invited and show our culture and economy, participating in the video Sotaque Nordestino, which was produced by the Northeastern cities together with Penedo, strengthening the support even more”, said Karlinne Cordeiro.