Culture in Europe provides jobs for 8 million

Karel Bartak, Head of the Creative Europe Coordination Unit at the Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture, spoke about the European Capital of Culture programme, its purpose and legacy while attending the ‘Dialogue in the Med: exploring identity through networks’ conference, hosted in Malta by Valletta 2018 Foundation. Thirty years and nearly 50 cities later, the project has become a testimony of the importance of culture for societies to evolve and unite people around the core European values. Next to that, the programme is a unique opportunity for the local population to get involved in a rich cultural adventure, says Bartak…READ MORE.