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Serafino Paternoster

Serafino Paternoster

Ecocnews Founder, Journalist, repentant jazz guitarist, music critic and film lover.

Ecocnews continues its journey among the 12 Portuguese cities that are candidates for European capital of culture for 2027. We asked all the application teams three same questions. After Leiria, Ponta Delgada and Evora, today EcocNews makes a stop in Braga.

The untimely death of the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, caused deep pain throughout Europe and also in the EcocNews Team who had met him personally on 20 December 2019 at the closing of the Matera 2019 cultural program. In a few hours he made us understand that a smile coincides with authority and that, as he told us, "beauty comes from freedom".

David Sassoli was a friend of culture and the European capitals of culture. During the press conference in Matera he said: "We will not vote that budget of the European Commission, we as the unanimity of the European Parliament, that budget that cuts funds for culture by 20 percent". EcocNews wants to remember the great personality of David Sassoli by publishing his speech, in English, for the Matera 2019 monitoring report "Matera is a producer of culture", his extraordinary greeting at the end of the cultural program, in italian, and some videos of that memorable day.

Hi, David.

Ecocnews continues its journey among the 12 Portuguese cities that are candidates for European capital of culture for 2027. Since its foundation, Évora has been in constant transformation. Despite its geographical position in the interior of the country it has been a city of convergence where people meet to think about the world. It was the meeting place of civilisations and kings, then a centre of expansionist knowledge, and then one of the main cities of the Portuguese Renaissance.

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.

Leiria was, if not the first, one of the first Portuguese cities to state - long ago on 22nd may of 2015 - the intention to present an application to European Capital of Culture 2027. It was also one of the first to, right after the first pandemic wave, reiterate this intention.

EcocNews begins a journey among the 12 Portuguese cities competing to become the European Capital of Culture in 2027. We asked all the application teams three same questions. Let's start with Ponta Delgada, Azores.

There is no recovery or future for Europe without culture. The European cultural ecosystem is convinced that Europe needs a new Cultural Deal, a transversal, overarching framework that should demonstrate the EU’s political commitment to place culture at the heart of the European project.

 

After having interviewed Steve Green, Bob Scott, Franco Bianchini, and Chris Torch today we ask the same questions to another ECOCs expert, Beatriz Garcia, Associate Director – Centre for Cultural Value, University of Liverpool.

After having interviewed Steve Green, Bob Scott and Franco Bianchini, today we ask the same questions to another ECOCs expert, Chris Torch.

In September 2019, Bradford launched a bid to be UK City of Culture in 2025. They’re looking for an Event Producer to work with the bid team and other partners to help deliver a programme of public events.

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