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.


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!


Coaching Friuli Venezia Giulia for better governance and for a better valorisation of a world class archaeological site

This February, five Culture for Cities and Regions coaches met in Trieste and Aquileia to help their hosts make the most of their local and regional cultural heritage. The team included KEA European affairs director Philippe Kern, urban expert Nils Scheffler, and city-peers from Lincoln and Lisbon. The eagerness from the Italian region to make its cultural assets a key driver of its development policy is very clear, and the coaches proposed concrete policy actions to better exploit the great touristic potential of the region.