i.1 How does the awarding of an ECOC title affect the behaviour of the different communities in the city?
i.2 How does the impact of the ECOC process affect one or more of the following categories where cultural invention can take place:

  • Languages
  • Mythology
  • Legal systems
  • Political systems
  • Scientific method
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Social institutions
  • Social and Belief systems
  • Relationship with the others (neighbours, tourists, new residents,
  • Other

i.3 What are the implications generated by the ECOCs for the dilemma of cultural authenticity?
i.4 Would it be possible to detect specific ideas and patterns in the ECOCs history that became an evident cultural reality?
i.5 What is the relationship between cultural invention and cultural innovation in the ECOC context?