Culture for Cities and Regions coaching visit to Chemnitz: one city, two names, one cultural strategy

Between 18 and 21 April, the Culture for Cities and Regions initiative organised a coaching visit to Chemnitz. Since 2016, the city has been working on a cultural development strategy as part of a broad reflection on its future. This strategy will cover the period between 2018 and 2030, and is intended to become a driver of Chemnitz’s urban development.


 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.