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European Capital of Culture 2022


Call for submission of applications for the Union action “European Capital of Culture” for the year 2022 in the Republic of Lithuania

20 July 2015. The Ministry of Culture announces call for submission of applications for the Union action “European Capital of Culture” for the year 2022 in the Republic of Lithuania.

The title of European Capital of Culture is awarded each year to a maximum of one city in each of the two Member States. For the year 2022, the two Members States entitled to host the European Capital of Culture action are Lithuania and Luxembourg.

The call is based on Decision No 445/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, establishing a Union action for the European Capital of Culture for the years 2020 to 2033. It specifies the criteria to be used for designating city for the title and procedure for designation. 

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania is the Managing Authority which is in charge of the selection procedure for the European Capital of Culture title for the year 2022 in Lithuania.

The cities of Lithuania wishing to apply for the European Capital of Culture title in 2022 shall reply to this call by filling in the application form in annex 1 as well as the "declaration of honour" form in annex 2.

Application must be sent to the Ministry of Culture no later than 24 May 2016:

The final decision to award the title of the European Capital of Culture shall be taken in 2017. The outcome of the selection process of the European Capital of Culture Union action is twofold:

  • The award of the title of European Capital of Culture;
  • The award of a prize of 1.500 000 € in honour of Melina Mercouri.

To that extent, this call for submission of applications is also to be seen as the rules of the contest for the awarding of the Melina Mercouri prize, funded from the “Creative Europe” Programme established by Regulation 1295/2013 from the European Parliament and the Council.

On 21 September 2015, 1.30 pm the Ministry of Culture and the European Commission will organize an information seminar for the attention of potential candidate cities. The purpose of the seminar is to present the selection and designation procedure, explain criteria for the assessment of the applications and give some guidance to cities about how to fill in the application form. Please register for the seminar by e-mail eks@lrkm.lt.


Formal documents
:

Decision No 445/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, establishing a Union action for the European Capital of Culture for the years 2020 to 2033

Call for submission of applications for the Union action “European Capital of Culture” for the year 2022 in the Republic of Lithuania

Annex 1: Application form  

Annex 2: “Declaration of honour“ form

Rules of procedure for the 2022 European Capital of Culture title competition in the Republic of Lithuania

 

Guiding documents:

Guide for cities preparing to bid

Guidelines for the cities' own evaluations of the results of each European Capital of Culture

 

Further information:

European Commission on the European Capitals of Culture (overview of the past and future Capitals of Culture, expert reports, etc.)

ECoC Policy Group Report (good practices and recommendations for research and evaluation by cities hosting the title)

 

Study:

European Capitals of Culture: success strategies and long-time effects (.pdf, 2013, requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education

 

Contact: eks@lrkm.lt, phone: +370 5 219 3454, Division for the International Cooperation and European Affairs

Last Update: 2015-07-21 10:02:26