Creative cities from UNESCO and Covid-19 Event: rebuilding better through culture and creativity

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Belo Horizonte
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Citizen engagement
Economic development
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On the 6th and 7th of July, the Belo Horizonte City Hall, through the Municipal Secretariat for Economic Development, participated on the online event “Unesco Creative Cities and Covid-19: Build back better through culture and creativity”. The Deputy Secretary for Economic Development represented Belo Horizonte at the event promoted by UNESCO's Creative Cities NetworkAccording to her, Creative Cities have applied cultural and creative resources to effectively respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, seeking a sustainable and inclusive recovery. 

The Deputy Secretary also affirmed that the online event was also important to support UNESCO in responses based on culture and creativity, leading to the presentation of the Hackathon as a mobilization carried out to minimize the adverse impacts of the pandemic and rekindle the creative ecosystem of the capital of Minas Gerais. The "Horizonte Criativo" Program and the numbers of the creative economy in Belo Horizonte were also highlighted. 

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As a reaction to specific problems generated by the pandemic

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