Mercoledì, 29 Novembre 2023

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The European Cultural Foundation [ECF] – initiator of The European Pavilion - is pleased to present the five finalists selected following our call to curate and host The European Pavilion 2024.

For the first time, the European Capitals of Culture decided to officially present all together and in a symbolically very important place like the European Parliament, in Brussels.

There is a particular segment of the holiday industry that is origin tourism. Origin or roots tourism is characterised by those travellers who travel driven by the desire to get to know and explore the places where their relatives were born and of which, until then, they have only heard about. Basilicata, one of Italian regions mostly affected by emigration, stands out as a Research Lab for Roots Tourism. To this end, their ROOTS-in exchange is set as a regular annual meeting.

Shine! - Veszprém and the Bakony-Balaton Region Celebrated the Start of the European Capital of Culture Year with a Grand Opening Weekend Veszprém will hold the title of European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2023.

On 21st January, the European Capital of Culture 2023 programme year will be launched with a grand opening ceremony to fill Veszprém and the Bakony-Balaton region with culture for 365 days. However, it is not only one year that the programme team is thinking about, but long-term cultural development.

On January 9th, 2023, the European Capitals of Culture of 2022 (Esch, Kaunas, Novi Sad) officially handed over their titles to the cities and regions which will be representing the European Capitals of Culture in 2023 (Timisoara, Veszprem, Eleusis).

The countdown started for the three cities that will be European capitals of culture in 2023: Veszprém (Hungary), Timisoara (Romania) and Eleusis (Greece). In fact, the dates of the opening ceremonies of the respective cultural programs have been decided.

These are days of great trepidation in Portugal. The visits of the evaluation panel to the four cities of Portugal that have entered the short list to become European Capital of Culture for 2027 start today.

Leeds 2023 Year of Culture: An epic programme of bold spectacle and hidden stories will awaken the world to Leeds’ unique creativity.

EcocNews continues the journey among the cities that are candidates for European capital of culture for 2028 in the Czech Republic. After Broumov, Brno and Liberec, today we discover the city of Budweis (České Budějovice). In 2028 it will be the third time that the Czech Republic will have a European Capital of Culture after Prague in 2000 and Plsen in 2015.

In France, many cities have decided to participate in the competition to become the European Capital of Culture in 2028 together with a city in the Czech Republic. With EcocNews also for 2028 we discover which are some of the candidate cities and how they are moving to involve citizens and to change the destiny of their cities. Also in this circumstance we asked all the French candidate cities the same questions. After Rouen, Montpellier, Clermont – Ferrand, Reims and Bastia – Corsica, today we discover Bourges.

On 10 September this year, the exhibition The Learning Garden of Freedom by the world- renowned artist Yoko Ono will open at Kaunas Picture Gallery.

Braga’27, Braga’s candidacy project for the European Capital of Culture in 2027, and Braga Media Arts, UNESCO Creative City in the field of Media Arts, will inaugurate a joint exhibition at the event “Noite Branca de Braga”.

Environmental sustainability is one of the constant themes of the European capitals of culture over the last ten years. We do not know if the ecoc project has actually led to concrete results on this issue.

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