European Cultural Days of the ECB
Thank you, Spain – welcome, Lithuania!
Following in the footsteps of “Inspiring Spain” in 2017, the European Cultural Days of the ECB will this year showcase the remarkable cultural achievements of Lithuania.
In 2018 Lithuania celebrates the centenary of its restored independence and what better way to mark this important milestone than through a programme of events highlighting both traditional and contemporary themes.
You can already save the date for the “Europa Open Air” concert: on 23 August 2018 the Frankfurt Radio Symphony will perform under the baton of Lithuanian born Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, who has electrified audiences as a guest conductor all over the world.
More programme details will be published in due course.
The European Union (EU) has its foundations in shared ideas and values, while also being home to a rich and varied array of cultures, made up of the traditions of the individual countries and regions. The EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS of the ECB provide an opportunity to celebrate this “unity in diversity”.
Mario Draghi, President of the ECB
“Working together to enhance awareness of a country’s cultural heritage that is part of our roots and our identity offers a good opportunity to educate and prepare future generations, who will have a key role in strengthening cohesiveness and community spirit and in deciding the way in which the European institutions will develop. The mission of the EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS fully meets this aim.”
Each year, the EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS of the ECB focus on a different Member State of the European Union. Towards the end of the year Frankfurt am Main becomes the setting for many high-quality artistic performances, ranging from music, dance and theatre to art lectures and exhibitions, literary events and films, as well as events for children. The ECB organises the CULTURAL DAYS together with the national central bank of the featured country and with the support of its many partners, who are committed to promoting European arts and culture.
Thank you, Austria!
Thank you, Poland!