Information Guide concerning the European Capitals of Culture for 2022 - Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), Kaunas (Lithuania) and Novi Sad (Serbia).
The initiative setting up a European Capital of Culture emerged in 1985. The cities are selected on the basis of a cultural programme that must have a strong European dimension, promote the participation and active involvement of the city's inhabitants and contribute to the long-term development of the city and its surrounding region.
Novi Sad is Serbia's first European Capital of Culture. The yearlong cultural programme of Novi Sad - under the For New Bridges motto – aims to further connect the city’s and region’s cultural community and inhabitants with the European Union (EU) and reinforce their links with the rest of the Western Balkans area. Its tenure officially began on 13 January 2022, coinciding with New Year’s Eve under the Julian calendar. Kaunas is the second city in Lithuania to hold the European Capital of Culture title. Its slogan – From temporary to Contemporary Capital – illustrates the city’s ambition. Its tenure officially began on 22 January 2022. It is the third time that Luxembourg hosts a European Capital of Culture, and the first time for Esch-sur-Alzette. The slogan is REMIX Culture and the city's tenure was scheduled to be launched in February 2022.
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