Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city, with a population of 593,000. The city is well-known for the world-class quality of its universities, cultural and sporting facilities, and is the UK’s biggest retail centre outside of London’s West End. It has been one of Europe’s fastest-growing tourist and conference destinations, a status that will be cemented when the Commonwealth Games come to the city in 2014. It is also home to one of the largest local authorities in the UK. Glasgow City Council aims to develop Glasgow as a flourishing metropolitan city which is modern and multi-cultural, with fantastic opportunities for citizens and businesses.
More information: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/
The main objective of ProCulture o.s. is to transform the role of culture and attitude towards it in the Czech Republic via implementing changes of cultural policy, cultural management and arts management into practice. ProCulture´s policy is that a healthy cultural sphere is vital for the development of civil society.
In its history since 2003, ProCulture has been cooperating with various institutions as the Ministry of Culture Forum for Creative Europe 2009; the British Council (mainly on the Creative Cities project); the American Centre to organize How do we make creative cities and grids? the conference in 2008 which introduced the role of creativity, culture and arts in the cities; with the Arts Insitute on research projects including the Arts Survey and The Potential of Czech Cultural and Creative Industries; with cities of Ostrava, Pilsen, Hradec Kralove, Dobris on their cultural strategies.
ProCulture´s publishing activities are supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
More information: http://www.proculture.cz
The office of San Sebastian European Capital of Culture in 2016 (“DSS2016EU”)in Spain is taking the opportunity to rejuvenate and update San Sebastian’s cultural policies, to place the city at the vanguard of Europe as a reference in activities related to the economy of the cultural sector.
San Sebastian will be a place that makes PEOPLE sit up and take notice in areas of culture, education, knowledge and innovation thanks to its research centres, universities, technology and cultural parks.
A city with infrastructures dedicated to research, development and innovation on sustainable energy, tourism, gastronomy and sport. A place where new business initiatives are introduced for collaboration and coordination leading to greater synergy between companies of all the mentioned economic sectors.
The guiding vision in the development of DSS2016EU is to: PUSH THE CREATIVE TALENT encouraging an open, dynamic, welcoming city full of diversity, a perfect place for its citizens to live in and enjoy, but also a model of environmental, social and economic sustainability, a city with a future, capable of seducing and attracting YOUNG PEOPLE.
More information: www.sansebastian2016.eu
The Institution of Culture Wroclaw 2016 was responsible for preparing Wrocław's application in the competition for the title of European
Capital of Culture. After the selection panel's final decision, which was positive for Wrocław, the implementation of a broad cultural
programme for the year 2016 - but currently developed only in general terms - automatically became the most important task of Wrocław 2016.
The Institution's activities include coordinating cultural projects, co-organizing cultural events, workshops, etc., involving international cooperation (especially with the city of San Sebastian nominated to be European Capital of Culture 2016 /ECoC/ in Spain).
Wrocław 2016's top-priority goals include: to secure sufficient budget, guarantee sustainability of the project, as well as high artistic
quality of the cultural programme. However, its most important challenge is to fight social exclusions, and convince people to actively participate and co-create the ECoC Wrocław.
The “Future City Jobs” Action is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS (2007-2013). This programme is implemented by the European Commission. It was established to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment, social affairs and equal opportunities area, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy goals in these fields. The seven-year Programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape the development of appropriate and effective employment and social legislation and policies, across the EU-27, EFTA-EEA and EU candidate and pre-candidate countries. For more information see: http://ec.europa.eu/progress
The sole responsibility for the implementation of the Future City Jobs Action lies with the British Council. The Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained in documents and publications related to this Action.