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The paper analyses the culture-led economic regeneration of Pécs, the Hungarian city which has been awarded the title of European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2010. The aim is to shed light on its social and economic development over the past twenty-five years, by considering the culture-oriented transformation as implemented within the city and the role played by the project.
Residents tend to have high expectations about the benefits of hosting a mega-event. So, it was not surprising that the nomination of Guimarães, Portugal, as the 2012 European Capital of Culture (2012 ECOC) had raised great expectations in the local community towards its socio- economic and cultural benefits. The present research was designed to examine the Guimarães residents’ perceptions on the impacts of hosting the 2012 ECOC approached in two different time schedules, the pre- and the post-event, trying to capture the evolution of the residents` evaluation of its impacts. For getting the data, two surveys were applied to Guimarães` residents, one in the pre-event phase, in 2011, and another in the post-event phase, in 2013. This approach is uncommonly applied to Portugal data and it is even the first time it was done to a Portuguese European Capital of Culture. After a factor analysis, the results of t-tests indicate that there were significant differences (p<0.05) between the samples from the pre- and post- 2012 ECOC on two positive impact factors (Community’ benefits and Residents’ benefits) and one negative impact factor (Economic, social and environmental costs). Respondents also showed a negative perception of the impacts in all dimensions, except Changes in habits of Guimarães residents.
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This is a presentation on the explorative study carried out to study a new form of networked tourism – creative tourism and its exposure and development opportunities in Riga.
This thesis compares the Swedish cities of Lund’s Meaningful Meetings and Umeå’s Curiosity and Passion - The Art of Co-Creation applications to be named European Capital of Culture (ECOC) 2014. The applications focus on two criteria of the EU, European Dimension and City and Citizens. The way the two bids worked with the criteria will reveal the process of Europeanisation – the process of creating common meaning and collective understandings of Europe. Interviews with cultural professionals that worked on the applications, two of the actors and a member of the selection panel were interviewed. By doing a discourse analysis of the material, reoccurring topics that are used to build the Europeanisation will be visible. The analysis will focus on two terms used by Monica Sassatelli in her research of ECOC: reconceptualisation and regeneration of space. The Europeanisation was then conceptualised with the help of Thomas Risse’s three models of identity formation: Blended identities, nested identities and zero-sum identity.
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In this study we look closer at the idea of co-creation and the way in be is negotiated and How can cultural used to create which it practiced. policies inclusive and just cities? Who gets to speak and who is heard? Which groups get to participate in the co-creation of culture and the formulation and shaping of cultural policies and activities?