Aveiro aims to be the European Capital of Culture in 2027.
Upholded in its community’s energy, in the wealth of its heritage, in the vigor of its creators and in the dynamics of scientific and business life, Aveiro sets the goal on being an international reference in Culture and Creativity, putting these in the centre of social, educational, economical and urban life. That is how Aveiro opens up to Europe and to the world.
Aveiro believes that this process started by the municipality, only makes sense if shared and lived by its entire community, actively. This platform is the first step in a path we want to do together aiming for a better city, a more active citizenship, and a Europe of Culture, of Cities and of Citizens.
The various sectors and cultural subsectors of the city have already begun to meet and discuss the challenges and potentialities of the agents and of the city. There are 65 agents from eight different areas of the cultural and creative system of Aveiro involved.
Aveiro Municipality has welcomed, on the 1st and 2nd of October, Culture Next’s third meeting. Aveiro is a founding member of this network and the meeting brought ten cultural managers from six european cities.
Cultural agents – both collective and individual, amateurs and professionals – started to be heard on July 1st.
Aveiro’s Municipality made public, in the beginning of June, that first steps were being taken towards the implementation of a Strategic Plan for Culture.
The goals and steps towards a wide and solid Strategic Plan for Culture – and thereafter a European Capital of Culture candidacy – were presented on the 1st and 13th of June, in the City Council’s building.
On October 2nd 2018 Aveiro will held an international conference to prepare the journey towards the Aveiro European Capital of Culture 2027 candidacy.
On the 1st and 2nd of October 2018, Aveiro will welcome the biannual meeting of Culture Next network, born in 2017 in Cluj, Romania.
“We see this Strategic Plan for Culture as very important and needed for the engagement of the cultural system, either private non-profit association or institutional agents working in this sector”.