03 Feb 2016
Culture for Cities and Regions in Europe: Case Studies
The Culture for Cities and Regions project, initiated by the European Commission and managed by EUROCITIES in partnership with KEA European Affairs and the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN), has recently published a catalogue of 71 practices from European cities and regions that contribute to local development. Among them are several which involve local and regional museums. The Culture for Cities and Regions project recognises that investment in culture is a key element in urban and regional development strategies and that the presence and quality of cultural activities is a major factor of attractiveness of a city and a measure of quality of life. In this context it aims to examine existing practices around three major dimensions:
- culture and the creative industries for local economic development and urban regeneration;
- cultural heritage as a driver for economic growth and social inclusion
- culture for social inclusion, social innovation and intercultural dialogue.
06 Dec 2011