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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 announced.

View over Pafos, Cyprus
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 centres.

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.

30th anniversary brochure of the EC

Save the dates: LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum 2016 in Pafos

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27. May 2015
Reported by Ida Fasching, Vienna


Regional Marketing (en), LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum (en), European Capital of Culture (en)

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