European Capital of Culture 2019
The City of Sun is among the Italian cities to compete for the recognition.
The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension.
Each year, cities chosen as European Capitals of Culture – in 2013 Marseille and Košice – provide living proof of the richness and diversity of European cultures.
More than 40 cities have been designated European Capitals of Culture so far, from Stockholm to Genoa, Athens to Glasgow, and Cracow to Porto.
A city is not chosen as a European Capital of Culture solely for what it is, but mainly for what it plans to do for a year that has to be exceptional. That's why the event is so important for our city too. Between the many advantages, it is a valuable opportunity to:
- regenerate cities
- raise their international profile and enhance their image in the eyes of their own inhabitants
- give new vitality to their cultural life
- raise their international profile, boost tourism and enhance their image in the eyes of their own inhabitants.
In November 2013 Cagliari has been selected between the 6 cities to represent Italy (at the fist start there were 19 candidates).