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Kaunas is making the last steps towards the finish line of “European Capital of Culture 2022” competition and invites you to join the celebration of the finale. On this occasion, on 29th March, at 6 p.m., Kaunas residents and guests are invited to an exciting celebration programme which will take place in Kaunas Town Hall Square.
This survey was prompted by the participation of Kaunas city and district in the contest for European Capital of Culture 2022 title, and the purpose is to understand the cultural climate in various city and district territories. The survey was conducted live, during public events and community gatherings (“ECOC communities laboratory”, Kaunas Autumn Fair, Šančiai micro-district community celebration “Šančinės“, etc.), interviewing the residents live (we are grateful to the ECOC volunteer team, the students of the VMU Faculty of Arts and Department of Public Communication for help), as well as online (the link to the online questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegFvLlyRmUpu3O9bzcB_Zw08upvn5h_65fofuPGSLwPsnz1g/viewform
The total number of the respondents who answered the survey questionnaire is 1,473, out of them 76 percent are women, and 24 percent are men. Age groups include: 8 percent of minors, 31 percent of 18-30-year-olds, 41 percent of 31-50-year-olds, 16 percent of 51-64-year-olds, and 5 percent are over 65 years old. The survey involved the residents of all 11 Kaunas city micro-districts (Aleksotas – 90, Dainava – 177, Eiguliai – 138, Gričiupis – 48, Centre – 154, Žaliakalnis – 176, Panemunė – 42, Petrašiūnai – 67, Vilijampolė – 51, Šilainiai – 176, Šančiai – 141), as well as the residents of various Kaunas district Elderships (Garliava – 87, and other districts – 126).
You can find the survey summary below.Read more
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We are more than happy to announce that Kaunas City and Kaunas District have submitted an application to European Commission to become the European Capital of Culture in 2022. The concept of the programme is CONTEMPORARY CAPITAL. Once Kaunas (1919– 1940) was a Temporary Capital of Lithuania and that period had a great impact on the city’s development, culture and identity. With a second chance to become a temporary capital (for culture and Europe this time) we strive to explore our city’s contemporaneity and establish culture as an engine, which drives the strategic aim of Kaunas city to become home for learning and happy people.Read more
Nils Ušakovs, the Mayor of Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014, sends greetings on the occasion of the International Hansa Days in Kaunas and wishes luck in the competition for the European Capital of Culture 2022 title.