The multidisciplinary network "CECCUT" aims to analyse the European Capital of Culture initiative as a tool for urban cohesion in cross-border areas of the European Union. The focus is on three main themes proposed by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union concerning the European Capitals of Culture for the period 2020-2033:
- Strengthening the sense of belonging to a common cultural space: The CECCUT network addresses the issue of cross-border sense of belonging and more generally, the identities through the prism of culture,
- Supporting social inclusion through cultural policies with particular attention to young people and deprived social groups: The CECCUT network addresses the issue of social inclusion through cultural policies in a cross-border context, including the social inclusion of young generations and disadvantaged Europeans in border regions, but also the social integration of non-European migrants often arrested at borders,
- Promoting links between cultural and creative sectors with sectors related to education, research, environment and urban development: The CECCUT network addresses the issue of cross-border urban development through cultural policies, as national borders can lead to a range of differences.
For further information: http://www.ceccut.eu/en/home/