The European Capital of Culture – 30th anniversary
In 2015 the project and concept of the 'European Capital of Culture' celebrates its 30th anniversary ... and the 2016 LE:NOTRE Institute Landscape Forum will take place in yet another Capital of Culture!
This year the European Capital of Culture
celebrates its 30th anniversary with the 2015 capitals Mons in Belgium,
and Pilsen in Czech Republic, while the 2019 capitals have just been
Christos Constantinides / CC BY
View over Pafos, Cyprus
In 2019 the European Capitals of Culture will be Plovdiv in Bulgaria (under the title ‘Together’)
and Matera in Italy (‘Open Future’) according to today's announcement by the European Commission.
The 'Cultural Capital' project was initiated in 1985 by the
Greek Minister of Culture with the goal of supporting the cultural, social,
touristic and economic development of European cities.
As well as promoting cultural events and
putting a city region into the spotlight, the status of a European Capital of
Culture provides the opportunity for investing in the regeneration of European city
Pafos in Cyprus, the location of the
LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum 2016, is currently preparing to become the European
Capital of Culture in 2017, alongside Aarhus in Denmark.
The 5th LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum will be held from 16th – 20th of March 2016 and hosted by Neapolis University in Cyprus at the premises of the Coral Beach Hotel & Resort in Pafos.
The original LE:NOTRE Projects were co-funded by the European Union's Socrates and Lifelong Learning Programmes.
The LE:NOTRE Institute has been established by ECLAS as foundation under Netherlands Law.