Main take-aways from European Capitals of Culture 2015

The European Commission has published its evaluation of the European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) 2015 – Mons in Belgium and Pilsen in the Czech Republic. Read about the main lessons from that cultural year.


 Cultural heritage

Whilst cultural heritage has been defined as something inherited from the past, it is in many ways a contemporary and “living” cultural resource in Europe. 
 Cultural and creative industries

The economic contribution of the cultural and creative sector (CCS) in the European Union in general and to regional development in particular is widely acknowledged.
 Culture for social inclusion

Culture-led development strategies have direct and indirect impacts on social inclusion, social innovation and intercultural dialogue.