Central Europe Explained
EP39 - European Through Culture
Novi Sad as the European Capital of Culture 2022
On the 1st of January 2022, the Serbian city Novi Sad officially became the European Capital of Culture. With one year delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Novi Sad is among the first cities outside the European Union and the first from the Western Balkans to be awarded this title.
Created in 1985, European Capitals of Culture highlight the continent's richness and diversity of cities. Moreover, it brings together people from all over Europe, promotes European understanding and collaboration.
Is European Capital of Culture only a prestigious title, or does it have concrete actions and consequences on the ground and amongst ordinary people?
Daniel Martinek (IDM) discusses this topic with Sara Vuletić, Programme Director at the Foundation “Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture”.
Our guest recommendation:
The Cultural Station Svilara, Novi Sad
Guest: Sara Vuletić, Programme Director at the Foundation “Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture”
Host: Daniel Martínek, Research Associate at IDM
Production and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie, Research Associate at IDM