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380 interested people accepted the invitation to the "Marketplace of Ideas" in Bad Ischl. Artists, creatives, entrepreneurs, funding, politics & tourism met for exchange.

Liepaja has been awarded the title of a 2027 European Capital of Culture, the organizers of the competition said at a press conference on Tuesday.

A techno-cultural urban neighborhood will be built between the neighboring cities of Nova Gorica in Slovenia and Gorizia in Italy ahead of their joint European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2025 title project in what is now a update of the initial plan to strengthen ties between the two cities. This is what was reported by The Slovenian Press Agency (STA)

The international capacity-building forum Kultuurikompass "How to change the world through environmentally friendly cultural management?" will be held on 28 April in Tartu, European Capital of Culture 2024. The forum will take place on April 28 at 1pm at the Estonian National Museum and will be broadcast on the Tartu 2024 website and social media channels. Triin Pikk, Earth Programme Line Manager Tartu 2024, wrote opinion piece „Environmentally friendly Culture – Utopia or Already Happening?“ to support the event.

Bodø2024 has commissioned author Stef Penney to write a book set in Nordland, Northern Norway. The catch? She is not allowed to travel there. Instead, it is locals themselves who will provide Penney with inspiration for her book, sharing stories and tips remotely via mail and phone, and helping her with her research from Nordland.

The international forum Kultuurikompass: ”How To Change The World Through Environmentally Friendly Cultural Management?” returns on April 28. The major event taking place at the Estonian National Museum explores how cultural management practices can be made more environmentally friendly and have a positive impact on society.

From Thursday, April 28, to Sunday, May 1, in Elefsina, 2023 Eleusis Cultural Capital of Europe, in collaboration with the art organization DAN.C.CE UNITIVA and the European platform Aerowaves, is hosting Spring Forward, the 10th anniversary dance celebration of the Aerowaves network, the largest European network of contemporary dance.

European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 celebrated the birth of its programme in Tartu with an Ice Rave. The residents of Tartu and the organisers of the events gathered on the skating rink in Town Hall Square, where the energetic and unpredictable band REDEL gave a wild concert from the windows of the former dental clinic. This was followed by the audiovisual band OOPUS premiering their new track ‘Maailma loomine’, after which DJ Kersten Kõrge closed the night with pulsating rave music.  

Creative Institute Trenčín is a newly-formed organisation that is responsible for the implementation of European Capital of Culture Trenčín 2026. In close collaboration with stakeholders in the private, public and third sector, they focus on the development of culture and creative industries in the city and Europe, as well as fulfilling the goals of Trenčín 2026.

"The top podium earned by Matera and Basilicata is the right recognition of the daily commitment of Lucanian tour operators who, despite the pandemic, have never given up welcoming guests in the best possible way. On behalf of the regional government and all the people of Basilicata, I would like to thank them one by one for having once again brought the hospitality system of Matera and Basilicata to the top. We will continue to stand by their side, especially in the most difficult times, such as those that the whole world is going through because of the pandemic".

Bodø2024's Communications & PR Director, Marie Peyre, will take up a new position and will be responsible for the international dimension of the project.  

As part of the REMIX Festival and the REMIX Opening of Esch2022, the initiative Esch2022Moves was launched. Children, young people, senior citizens, amateurs, professionals, people with disabilities, everyone is invited to come and share their best dance moves on social media by January 20, 2022. Esch2022 will highlight the wealth and variety of movements in the widest sense of the word, whether as part of physical theatre, circus or freestyle, it is up to the participants to show us their creativity.

For the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, the European Capitals of Culture met live outside Europe to reflect together on the path of rebirth of cities and to share globally their responses to highly topical challenges such as the New European Bauhaus or the role that culture can play in connecting the rural and the urban.

In its meeting, the Ministerial Committee on Economic Policy outlined the State’s commitment to provide funding for the Oulu European Capital of Culture 2026 project. The Ministerial Committee outlined that central government will commit to a maximum of EUR 20 million in 2020-2026 for financing the Oulu2026 project.

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