Valletta signs MOU with Eindhoven
photo credit: Curt Woyte
Valletta has entered into an agreement with the city of Eindhoven to collaborate and share expertise on the culture and the arts during and following the selection process towards the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2018. Eindhoven is one of five cities in the Netherlands, which are competing for the title of ECoC for 2018. Valletta goes through it’s final selection which will hopefully award it it’s title this coming October.
The Memorandum of Understanding which was signed today, underlines a shared interest between the cities, in a number of different themes. This mutual interest is the point of departure for developing cultural exchange programmes and collaborations. This can take place by making information and experience available, by introductions into relevant networks and by participation in cultural events.
Valletta and Eindhoven believe that international cultural cooperation is a crucial element in working towards a successful collaboration within the framework of the ECoC programme. Furthermore, the focus is not only on what already links the two cities, but also on exploring untapped potential.
The MOU encourages the sharing of insight into the method of working during the bidding phase; the organisation of introductions for each other to access networks and stimulate cooperation in practice; the mutual access to suitable events and for specific work visits, while enhancing cooperation between the cities which include specific joint projects.
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