A new version of the Culture for Cities and Regions catalogue is now available

Culture for Cities and Regions has identified 71 practices from all over Europe, covering three dimensions of culture (cultural heritage, culture and creative industries and culture for social inclusion) and has gathered them in an interactive catalogue. Its purpose is to foster the exchange of information, promote peer-to-peer learning and help local and regional authorities understand and make more of the positive impacts which investments in culture can have on economic development, social cohesion and urban regeneration.


“Aarhus 2017 is going to be a creative tour de force!”

Aarhus, Denmark holds the title as European Capital of Culture in 2017, and the official programme of the cultural year was launched in Aarhus Theatre in October and in KVS in Brussels in November.


Smart specialisation and cultural heritage: an engine for innovation and growth

Although Cultural Heritage and CCIs represent key elements to promote socio-economic development, as clearly acknowledged by the European Commission, their full potential –as an engine for innovation and growth, remains unreached. A workshop, co-organised by the European Commission S3 Platform, LazioInnova (the regional Innovation Agency of Region Lazio) and Regional Government of Lazio, will explore these issues in Rome on 25 November 2016. Registration is open.