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The 9th General Assembly of the European CulThe Touring Expo in Athens!tural Parliament was held in Athens from the 16th to the 19th of September 2010, upon invitation of The Hellenic Parliament and the City of Athens and was hosted in “Technopolis”.  The Conference opening was greeted by the Speaker of the House, the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis and the Mayor of Athens.
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City of Athens and the European Capitals of Culture

athenslogoIn Athens was born the idea of the most successful European Cultural Policy. To have every year a Capital of Culture. Athens was the first Capital of Culture ...read more

The aims of the Documentation Centre

The 25 years of European Capitals of Culture offered in some 60 cities a huge amount of cultural events in all fields, hundreds of infrastructures, thousands of editions ...read more

Structure, services and location

The Documentation Centre is a structure of the Cultural Organization of the City of Athens.During the phase of its preparation it is established at Solonos Street in the Centre of Athens, where ...read more

European Capitals of Culture, a European policy

Melina Mercouri, as Greek Minister of Culture, had stated that “Europe needs a Soul. Only Culture could be that Soul” ...read more

European Capitals of Culture

The Rules

Find here all relevant regulations regarding the European Capitals of Culture, the candidacy conditions required, the European Commission’s evaluation reports and other documents ...read more

European Capitals of Culture

Past Capitals
Current Capitals
Future Capitals
Candidate Capitals etc.
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Touring Exhibition

25 years, 42 + 12 cities – figures for a success story! Europe comes together and the cities in Europe with their inhabitants play a predominant role in this process.  ...read more