21. Diāna Čivle, Director of the Foundation „Riga 2014”. Riga – European Capital of Culture in 2014.


In May 2010, Riga was officially announced the European Capital of Culture in 2014. Since the EU enlargement this status is shared by two cities, each of a different country. Riga’s partner in 2014 will be Umea City of Sweden, and it means joint cultural projects in 2014. In Latvia, Riga’s official partner is Sigulda, and Riga is open for cooperation also with other cities and towns of Latvia. This important status means not only a rich event calendar throughout 2014 – it will be the greatest project in Latvia so far spreading its effects well beyond the sphere of culture. The Riga programme is intended as a culmination of long-term cultural projects started during the preparation phase before 2014.



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