What structures carry on the legacy of the ECoC planning?

Each meeting takes on a challenge which we explore through working sessions, networking and membership activities, as well as a programme dedicated to understanding and learning from the local context.

For the meeting in Lithuania, we aim to look at various examples of institutional or organisational structures which take the legacy of the ECoC candidacy after the bidding process – either for winning cities, as well as cities which haven’t been selected.

Cities from the network will present their case studies, reflecting the diversity of scenarios which can be put in place and challenges that local organisations face after the bidding process. We will also extend our overview with various other examples from Europe, looking at what works and what doesn’t in terms of structural legacy of the ECoC candidacy.

The meeting will also include a public event where guests will bring their expertise to explore the topic of the meeting. Among the guests is Jordi Pardo, whose keynote speech ‘Culture, driver of change’ will talk about how arts, culture and knowledge can be drivers of change, improving citizens’ wellbeing, boosting the economy and induce innovation, creating more attractiveness and competitiveness. This requires new approaches, shared visions, methodologies, commitment and agreement.