Aarhus, Denmark and Pafos Announced as 2017 European Capitals of Culture

The European Union today announced the two locales as 2017 European Capitals of Culture, which will bring a year of ramped up cultural programming that showcases “centuries of culture while using different art forms to address the socio-economic problems facing Europe today.”

“The title of European Capital of Culture is a unique opportunity to bring communities together through culture and to foster strong local, European and international partnerships for the future,” E.U. commissioner Tibor Navracsics said in a statement. “I wish Aarhus and Pafos every success for the coming year.“

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