Matera to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy

The selection panel of independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019 has recommended that Matera should be awarded the title. 


Liveurope – launch of new European music platform

Liveurope, a new European music platform co-funded by the Creative Europe programme, was launched on 10 October at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels. The platform brings together thirteen well-known venues in thirteen European countries.


Golden Lion to MEDIA-backed film

"A Pigeon sat on a Branch reflecting on Existence" by Roy Andersson was awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival. The Swedish director's new film was one of several movies screened at Venice supported by EU's MEDIA sub-programme. Photo Credit ©: Studio 24


Plovdiv to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Bulgaria

The independent selection panel responsible for assessing the candidatures of the Bulgarian cities competing for the 2019 European Capital of Culture title has recommended that Plovdiv should be awarded the title.