The second Interregional Learning Session of STAR Cities took place in Kaunas, Lithuania, from 11 to 13 September 2019. Following the first meeting in Rome, the three-day event was placed under the theme of “ Locals & Communities “. It was hosted by Kaunas 2022, European Capital of Culture, one of the partners of the project.

The different partners of STAR Cities attended the event: the Val-de-Marne Tourism Board, the Lazio Region, the Municipality IX EUR of Rome, the City of Hamburg and Kaunas 2022, European Capital of Culture.

The event included several study visits in the Kaunas district in the frame of the “Locals & Communities” theme to discover the Lithuanian good practices.

The event started with a cruise through the biggest Lithuanian river, Nemunas, the all the group stopped at Zapyškis, discover the project of reconstruction and adaptation of the 16th Century Gothic Church into a cultural venue for the locals to enjoy. The day continued with a discovery of Stuba, a community base project, later all the group visited Kulautuva.

During the visit the group participated in a workshop, divided in two parts – identification of good practices and management of the main challenges.

For more information about the learning session read here.