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In Angers: a CCIs strategy to bolster emerging initiatives through partnerships

Culture for Cities and Regions organised a coaching visit to Angers from 21 to 23 March, which brought together experts from KEA European Affairs and Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, and city peers from Lincoln. The visit focused on Angers’ needs in terms of governance, leadership and strategy. The coaching team helped Angers understand and combine local cultural and economic assets, and build bridges between the culture and economic development departments' strategies.

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Congratulations to Kaunas on their successful European Capital of Culture bid!

In 2022, Lithuania will host its second European Capital of Culture after Vilnius in 2009. Kaunas has been recommended for European Capital of Culture 2022 in Lithuania by the selection panel of independent experts responsible. Culture for Cities and Regions was also in Kaunas in December 2016 for a coaching visit.

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URBACT Good Practice Call now open!

URBACT wants to hear from cities' success stories. URBACT believes that your city has ‘hidden’ good practices which interest other European cities. The opportunity to learn from peers and adapt and reuse tried and tested practices without reinventing the wheel is an attractive option when scarcity of resources is a daily discussion. Answer the call to showcase your local cultural initiatives!

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