On Friday, December 11th 2015 UNESCO announced the new members of the Creative Cities Network, including Tartu as a City of Literature.

Tartu is thankful for this trust and recognition and will give its best to contribute to achieving the aims of the network. We are very grateful to all who have helped and advised us during the application process and we are looking forward to cooperation with our new partners in the network!

Congratulations to other new Cities of Literature - Ulyanovsk (Russia), Baghdad (Iraq), Lviv (Ukraine), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Barcelona (Spain), Nottingham (UK), Óbidos (Portugal) and Montevideo (Uruguay). Together with Edinburgh (UK), Melbourne (Australia), Iowa City (USA), Dublin (Ireland), Reykjavik (Iceland), Norwich (UK), Krakow (Poland), Dunedin (New Zealand), Prague (Czech Republic), Heidelberg (Germany) and Granada (Spain) there are now twenty Cities of Literature in the world.

The UNESCO press release about the new creative cities is available HERE.