Lithuania: Kaunas became the first city in Europe to win UNESCO City of Design status


Kaunas was awarded UNESCO City of Design status

Kaunas became the first city in Eastern and Central Europe to win UNESCO City of Design status.

47 cities from 33 countries joined the UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network list. Kaunas was added to the list for its design. Tartu (Estonia) and Lvov (Ukraine) were added to the list in the field of literature, Katowice (Poland) – music, Parma (Italy) – gastronomy, etc.

Cities of Design belong to the Creative Cities Network which was founded by UNESCO in 2004. The network is comprised of cities for their contribution in the fields of music, literature, cinema and gastronomy.

Kaunas aims to include its interwar architecture into the UNESCO World heritage list.

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