UniverCities and Culture
Culture and Arts in the Digital Era
The University Network of European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC) and Network of Universities form the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) have joined forces to collaborate and inspire its members to create a webinar series called UniverCities. The main aim is to explore and discuss interesting topics, research results, co-created projects, between universities, cultural institutions, and art businesses.
The Venice Call to Action: "For a New European Renaissance" was presented on the occasion of the European Heritage Policy Agora held on 24 September at the Giorgio Cini Foundation. The Venice Call to Action makes a strong plea to European leaders at all levels of governance as well as to all heritage actors to duly integrate the transformative power of culture and cultural heritage among the strategic priorities for the reshaping of our societies.
Hosting the UNeECC Secretariat as an internationally recognized university seated in a prospective “European Capital of Culture” is an unrivalled opportunity that happens only once in every 20 thousand years. Accordingly, University of Pannonia holds this title in high esteem, and is deeply committed to coordinate diverse activities that build bridges between universities of different countries sharing the defining experience of being part of this future-shaping initiative.
Click on the following link to watch "Das Millionenspiel um die Kulturhauptstadt" titled report from Kristina Jacobsen, UNeECC expert in 3sat Mediathek in German language:
"Jedes Jahr dürfen sich zwei Städte mit dem Titel "Kulturhauptstadt Europas" schmücken. Dabei geht es um viel Geld: Nürnberg hat für seine Bewerbung zur Kulturhauptstadt 2025 rund sieben Millionen Euro ausgegeben – vergebens. Am Ende erhielt Chemnitz den Vorzug. Und darf sich jetzt auf mehr als 50 Millionen Euro an Zuschüssen freuen. Bei so viel Geld ist es kein Wunder, dass rund um die Bewerbungen der Kulturhauptstädte ein florierendes Business der Berater*innen entstanden ist. Ein "Berater-Rodeo", "Wanderzirkus" oder auch "Family and friends-Netzwerk", wie es die "Süddeutsche Zeitung" nennt. Ob es da immer mit rechten Dingen zugeht?"
"Every year two cities are awarded with the title "European Capital of Culture ". There is a lot of money involved: Nürnberg had spent around seven million Euros on its bid to become European Capital of Culture 2025 - in vain. In the end, Chemnitz became the title-winner. And now the city is looking forward to more than 50 million Euros in grants. With so much money, it is no wonder that a flourishing consultant business has emerged around the applications of the cultural capitals: a "consultant rodeo", "traveling circus" or "family and friends network", as the Süddeutsche Zeitung calls it.