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World Craft Cities 

WCC AISBL strives to promote cultural, economic, and social contributions through our global craft cities network. We aim to highlight craft expertise, encourage government support, foster innovation and tourism, and facilitate knowledge exchange among the selected cities featured on our website.

The WCC-World Craft City Programme, a groundbreaking initiative launched in 2014 by the World Crafts Council AISBL (WCC-International) in recognition of the pivotal role local authorities, craftspeople, and communities play in cultural, economic, and social development worldwide.

The WCC-World Craft City Programme establishes a dynamic network of craft cities across the globe, aligning with the principles of the creative economy. This initiative responds to the increasing acknowledgment of the valuable contributions made by local entities to the multifaceted dimensions of development.

World Craft Cities OBJECTIVES

Global Recognition

Showcase the reputation and assets of creative cities/regions specializing in specific craft disciplines, raw materials, articles, or a variety of crafts on a global platform.

Government Advocacy

Encourage governmental support and future commitments for the development of crafts in designated cities/regions.

Local Innovation

Strengthen local potential for innovation and foster the development of creative tourism.

Knowledge Exchange

Promote the exchange of know-how, experiences, and best practices in various craft fields at the national, regional, and international levels.

Collaborative Opportunities

Create new opportunities for cooperation and partnerships between designated craft cities.

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