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The 9th General Assembly of the European Cultural 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.In his opening speech, Mr. Nikitas Kaklamanis referred to the newly established Documentation Centre on Capitals of Culture, a unique initiative attempting to preserve the rich legacy of the Capitals of Culture and raise awareness to the wider public about this Institution.
Following the opening ceremony, more than 300 guest participants, all distinguished cultural actors from 40 European countries, visited the Traveling Exhibition of the Documentation Centre on Capitals of Culture entitled “25 Years of Cultural Capitals”. That was the first time the exhibition was hosted in Athens, after having traveled to Brussels, where it was inaugurated by Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Culture and to Zaragoza, candidate European Capital of Culture for 2016. Its journey continues aiming to promote the 25 years of the most successful European Union cultural institution through the achievements of 60 Capitals of Culture.
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