Culture for Cities and Regions final event in Ghent

Culture for Cities and Regions is a European Commission initiative funded by the Creative Europe programme to support cities and regions in making sound investments in culture. For three years, Culture for Cities and Regions enabled the exchange and transfer of knowledge between local and regional authorities, to better understand successful examples of investment in creative industries, cultural heritage and culture for social inclusion, and to go into the details of policy planning and implementation.

The Culture for Cities and Regions final event will be the opportunity to wrap-up three years of exchanging successful practices of culture as a key element for local and regional development. Together with external experts, we will focus on capacity building and present concrete examples of how cities tackle current cultural challenges, including: Innovative local support to creative entrepreneurship; Bringing culture to neighbourhoods; New creative uses for heritage spaces; and Local innovative financing scheme for culture.

The event will be followed by a cocktail at STAM, Ghent’s city museum.

Registration is free, travel and accommodation at own cost.