Linz and Vilnius, European Cultural Capitales 2009

 European funds

Related EU Grant Loans Programme(s):
 Grants for cultural events in the big cities of the European Union

Linz and Vilnius were chosen as European Cultural Capitales 2009. This event aims at making people from Europe closer.

Those two towns will offer fantastic programmes of events and activities for the year. Linz celebrated the start of its European project with three days of festivities in the company of its visitors from near and far. On the eve of 2009, Vilnius residents and visitors witnessed a unique musical fiesta of dance, sound and light.

Detailed information about the various activities in these two cities is available on their own websites:

Linz 2009: http://www.linz09.at/en/index.html

Vilnius 2009: http://www.culturelive.lt/en/main

The European City of Culture project was launched, at the initiative of Melina Mercouri, by the Council of Ministers on 13 June 1985.


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