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  European Capital of Culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development.
Conceived as a means of bringing European citizens closer together, the European City of Culture was launched on June 13, 1985 by the Council of Ministers on the initiative of Greek Culture Minister Melina Mercouri.
The European Cities of Culture were designated on an intergovernmental basis until 2004; the Member States unanimously selected the cities most likely to welcome the event and the European Commission granted a subsidy to the selected city each year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cultural_Capital_of_Europe   (698 words)

 2010 Cultural Capital of Europe
The ten German cities short-listed to become one of the two European cultural capitals for 2010 this week presented their complete applications to government officials in a race that is about more than just local pride.
People around Europe were shocked to discover recently what being European cultural capital meant for the modest Austrian city of Graz, which recorded a 35% growth in tourism when it held the title in 2003.
Journalists and local leaders alike are already flouting what is perhaps the greatest boon of the cultural capital phenomenon of all — the chance for the citizens of each competing city to rediscover what makes their hometown come alive.
auswaertiges-amt.de /www/en/eu_politik/aktuelles/kulturhauptstadt2010_html   (594 words)

 Thessaloniki, Cultural Capital of Europe 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
urthermore, the year of Culture is the year to emphasize on the institutions and the procedures of community partnership.
Thessaloniki starts living on the rhythms and the strenuousness of the European Cultural Capital with the necessary combative optimism for the organizing of such an event of major importance.
is a most substantial investment of capital and expectations which is going to be evaluated on the first day of 1998.
www.culture.gr /cult97/thes97.html   (171 words)

 EMBASSY OF GREECE: PRESS OFFICE - News Flash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Thessaloniki, the Lady of the Balkans, is as of today also the Cultural Capital of Europe," renowned Greek tragedian Irene Pappas told a gathering of thousands in the city's center, ushering in the New Year and inaugurating the year-long Cultural Capital events.
Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos told the huge crowd of personalities and city residents he had "fighting optimism" about the success of Thessaloniki's term as Cultural Capital of Europe.
The Cultural Capital inaugural events continued with dozens of musical groups performing from five outdoor stages set up for the events, ranging from old Greek rembetika to jazz, latino and rock groups, including world-renowned rocker Bob Geldof.
www.greekembassy.org /press/newsflash/1997/January/nflash0102.html   (230 words)

 Printable Version
During this time the bride of the Gulf of Thessalonika, rightly wearing her wreath of recognition and the esteem of the people of Europe, marches on with optimistic self-awareness in a community of peace and solidarity among all Europeans and neighboring peoples to usher in the Third Christian millennium and secure future.
Europe has humbly bowed before the wisdom and strength of the word of the Cross (1 Cor.
The annual rotation of the Cultural Capital even further enlightens the diachronism of the creative presence and witness being borne through testimony.
www.goarch.org /en/news/NewsDetail.asp?printit=yes&id=712   (723 words)

 Weimar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cultural capital of Europe ("Kulturstadt Europas") for 1999.
In spite of its fame and concentration of cultural monuments (nearly every renowned residence has been converted into a museum), Weimar is surprisingly small, the historical section of the town can be crossed in ten minutes and the majority of the museums and other attractions can be visited in two days.
It developed as a cultural center of international importance, under Elector John Frederick I. The painter Lucas Cranach, the elder, worked there (16th cent.).Johann Sebastian Bach worked for ten years in Weimar as court organist and concertmaster, drawn to the town by the excellent churches and organs.
nadia.saumita.com /g/weimar.html   (939 words)

 GRAZ 2003 - CULTURAL CAPITAL OF EUROPE: FINAL REPORT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is clearly evident from the media coverage, the successful events, and in tourism figures of the Cultural Capital as well as in a large number of visits from international delegations.
In the first ten months of the Cultural Capital year, from January to October 2003, providers of accommodation in Graz registered 728,473 overnight stays, representing a spectacular increase in overnights stays of 145,987 (+24.8%) compared to 2002, the tourism record year so far.
When adding the media coverage in the run-up to the Cultural Capital year, of which only about 3,000 articles have been clipped so far, around 12,100 articles on Graz 2003 were published in the period from 1999-2003.
www.graz03.at /servlet/sls/Tornado/web/2003/content_e/C17C9957F5662F34C1256DF0002F29CA   (483 words)

 EUROPA - Culture - European capitals
Designed to "contribute to bringing the peoples of Europe together", the European City of Culture project was launched, at the initiative of Melina Mercouri, by the Council of Ministers on 13 June 1985.
Henceforth, the European Capital of Culture will be decided each year by the Council on a Commission recommendation, which will take into account the view of a jury comprising seven prominent independent members, each of them experts in the culture sector.
Proposal for a decision establishing a community action for the European Capital of Culture event for the years 2007 to 2019.
europa.eu.int /comm/culture/eac/other_actions/cap_europ/cap_eu_en.html   (374 words)

 Gaden exhibition in Stockholm, the cultural capital of Europe 1998 - an illustrated article by Michael King.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sweden sits on the edge of Europe; the climate is harsh and the terrain rugged.
Stockholm is this year's (written in 1998) Cultural Capital of Europe and the garden has emerged as one of its major themes, especially as a symbol of human influence and culture in relationship to Sweden's natural environment.
Time is needed to fully assess the significance of what happened this summer in Stockholm, but clearly, as the end of the millennium approaches, Sweden's garden designers and landscape architects have decided to embrace their country's heritage and its love affair with nature.
www.xs4all.nl /~goplant/stockholm.htm   (789 words)

 Bremen Kultur!
The development of the city should be supported on a broad front and on a high level; the international public of a ‘Cultural Capital of Europe’ can depend on top performance combined with thorough attention to details.
This tradition has obligations: the guests of a ‘Cultural Capital of Europe’ should expect and demand more than the usual, they should feel that Bremen is doing all it can to reinvent Hanseatic hospitality.
For once the world begins outside the borders of Germany: Whether professionals operating in the cultural world or simply people with a passion for culture; everyone is invited to submit ideas and suggestions for projects for Bremen‘s international competition.
www.bremen2010.de /sixcms/detail.php?id=820   (868 words)

 2003:Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It would be hard to find a single resident of Graz who did not participate in the events of the cultural capital at least once during the year, who did not partake of culture wholesale or at least briefly test the cultural waters.
Graz 2003 was a vast urban entertainment in which we explored ways to communicate and live together better, ways to venture the new without jeopardising the old, and ways to open ourselves to strangeness and unfamiliarity instead of continuing to reject it.
Our message was that we were proud to be the Cultural Capital of Europe, and that we made the most of the opportunity in order to serve as an example both to ourselves and to Europe in general.
www.graz03.at /servlet/sls/Tornado/web/2003/design_e/5E6541BEABC509A6C1256B7200382247   (502 words)

 Yemen Times Article Print Page
Bertone openly welcomed cooperation in all fields between Arabs and Europeans for a better future by saying, “I hope that we can work together for the good of our peoples in European and Arab counties, especially to our children, who are the hope for a better future.” he concluded.
The local authorities of Genoa City have declared that the city received the European Cultural Capital 2004 for the city’s historical role in promoting cultural exchange between different parts of Europe and the world.
Several cultural activities are planned to be held to celebrate this occasion in the city Genoa.
www.yementimes.com /print_article.shtml?i=702&p=culture&a=1   (233 words)

 Untitled Document
I believe our year of culture was a success because when it ended there were few places of importance in the world that do not know Glasgow was a city of major importance.
Saatchi's efforts for 'culture year' cost £2.5 million, most of which was spent on newspaper advertising.
Most Glaswegians benefited from the city's year of culture even if they don't know it; and as I have said, it certainly did a lot for the city's image, which was my major concern.
www.geocities.com /henry_diamond/cultural.htm   (2974 words)

 Cultural Capital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For those unfamiliar with the European Cultural Capital designation, it is an appellation given annually to a particular European Union city.
As the Cultural Capital of Europe a city hosts a continuous wealth of International artistic a ctivities of all kinds (music, dance, theater, painting, photography, cinema, design, comics, multimedia, sculpture, street art, etc).
Attendees at the 1990 ICMC in Glasgow, Scotland (the first time an ICMC was held in a Cultural Capital city) can attes t to the cultural vitality generated by the Cultural Capital Organization.
www.music.columbia.edu /~icmc97/polpot.html   (157 words)

 Organization Studies: Imitating Uniqueness: How Big Cities Organize Big Events
The idea of 'Cultural Capitals of Europe' is linked to the memory of the actress and long-time Greek Minister of culture, Melina Mercouri (1925-1994), who wanted to create a vigorous dialogue among the cultures of Europe.
Her aim was to foster respect for cultural differences, and to expose the cultures of all levels of society and their effects on current political, social and economic life.
The overall goal for the project 'Cultural Capital 1998' was to improve the long-term position and accessibility of culture in Stockholm and in Sweden generally, as well as to stimulate Stockholm's cultural contacts with the rest of Europe.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m4339/is_2000_Annual/ai_63543386   (1424 words)

 Austrian Press & Information Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This city, that more than any other reflects a new Europe of greater understanding and broadened concepts, was selected Cultural Capital of Europe 2003.
Known as a multicultural crossroads for centuries, Graz owes its name to the Slavic language and means "little castle." The border separating Austria from Slovenia, drawn by distant bureaucrats, led to war, barbed wire, and revolt.
In selecting Graz as European capital, the EU was aware of what a United Europe represents, and the year 2003 will highlight this notion-open borders and unity.
www.austria.org /jan03/culture.shtml   (422 words)

 Graz Tourism: Welcome to Graz - Cultural Capital of Europe 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For a long time, Austria’s second-largest city, Graz, was a well-kept inside tip among Austrian state capitals - “Austria’s secret love.” During recent years, however, the city has increasingly become a cultural, economic and scientific center in the southeast of Austria.
In 2003, Graz is the center of attention as the Cultural Capital of Europe.
Graz is the only town to carry the title “Cultural Capital of Europe” during 2003 - as well as the first town in Austria to be so honored.
cms.graztourismus.at /cms/beitrag/10005075/43222/EN   (244 words)

 Europe: Stockholm: cultural capital '98.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Stockholm, Sweden, is preparing to be Europe's main cultural destination for 1998.
Planners are wary of duplicating the errors committed in the 1950s and 1960s when historic buildings were brought down to give way to progress.
With the Swedish capital taking over as Europe's cultural center this year.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:20609262&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (197 words)

 Stephen Bailey - Graz 2003 Cultural Capital of Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Stephen Bailey - Graz 2003 Cultural Capital of Europe
I also think it was funny that she was portraying the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Acconci.
So it was only fitting that I, an American Cultural Delegate of sorts would find a friend in her.
www.stephenbailey.com /pov/graz03/ynz_graz03-day03d.html   (496 words)

 Cultural Olympiad 2001 - 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Icons in the Cultural Capital of Europe 2002, Brugges (December 2002)
In 2002, the Cultural Olympiad will be offering the public in Birmingham, Berlin, New York and Barcelona an extensive review of the archaeological and historical sciences covering the period from prehistoric times to the post-Byzantine era.
The Cultural Olympiad looks at the environment and sends out a message encouraging awareness of ecological issues in the belief that the future of the planet lies in respecting its natural environment.
www.cultural-olympiad.gr /4/43/431_en.html   (783 words)

 Van Alen Institute - OPEN: new designs for public space
Events such as World Expositions, the Venice art and architecture biennials, the Cultural Capital of Europe program and the Olympics often provide cities with the impetus and the funding to generate a range of new public projects, from buildings to parks and plazas, as well as new facilities such as improved transportation systems.
Island in the Mur, commissioned by Graz 2003, Cultural Capital of Europe was designed by artist Vito Acconci whose office Studio Acconci is based in Brooklyn.
Asked to create an open-air cultural facility to float on the Mur River in the heart of Graz in Austria, Acconci designed a sculptural steel pod that is connected by two gently curving ramps to the riverbanks.
www.vanalen.org /exhibits/PublicSpace/Projects/Graz.htm   (674 words)

 Graz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Graz [graːts] (Slovenian: Gradec, pronounced grah-dets), with a population of 305,000 (council census 2000) is the second-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Styria (Steiermark in German).
Graz is the capital and largest city in Styria, a beautiful and heavily forested area.
From the earlier part of the 15th century Graz was the residence of the younger branch of the Habsburgs, which succeeded to the imperial throne in 1619 in the person of Emperor Ferdinand II, who moved the capital to Vienna.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/G/Graz.htm   (1130 words)

 FRANCE Magazine
France’s northernmost city is excitedly preparing for its role as Europe’s Cultural Capital in 2004, eager to show the world the results of two decades of economic, cultural and urban renewal.
The former president of Europe’s largest producer of fresh, frozen and canned vegetables in Europe—a €1.2 billion business now run by his sons—Bonduelle is currently president of both APIM, the agency responsible for promoting foreign investment in Lille, and of NFX, the regional economic development agency.
The young town’s location—balanced on the frontier between Germanic northern Europe and the Latin south—caused it to boom during the Middle Ages as one of the great wool towns of Flanders.
www.francemagazine.org /articles/issue67/article76.asp?issue_id=67&article_id=76   (3350 words)

 deseretnews.com | Bruges, Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Now Bruges is again a gem among Europe's treasure troves of history, its gabled houses, cobblestone streets and elegant spires recalling the glories and riches of its halcyon days during the late Middle Ages.
Back on the cultural capital agenda, the exhibition high point will be the Groeninge Museum spring exhibit "Jan Van Eyck, early Netherlandish painting and Southern Europe," illustrating how the Flemish masters fanned out south to Italy, Spain and Portugal to learn and teach.
The Cultural Capital year ends with a series of celebrations on the weekend of Nov. 16.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,365008060,00.html   (1399 words)

 2001.08.22 :: Brugge, Belgium :: Cultural Capital of Europe 2002
2001.08.22 :: Brugge, Belgium :: Cultural Capital of Europe 2002
Brugge is getting ready for the having the ambiguous honorary title of 'Cultural Capital of Europe 2002.' So the city is spending oodles of money renovating the downtown to make it as picturesque as possible.
The performances were really cheesy; but the well-rehearsed actors, the uniquely constructed sets, the romantic lighting and various fog machines gave the town a feeling of flawless cultural perfection found in movies.
www.beausmith.com /europe/20010822.php   (236 words)

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