The Atlantic Cities Association (ACA) formally declared its support for Faro's Candidature to European Capital of Culture. Taking into account the prestige of this association and the fundamental role it develops in the Atlantic arc, we were proud to receive this recognition.
The statement said that the ACA recognises that Faro2027 is a "candidacy to safeguard and promote the diversity of cultures in Europe and highlight the common features they share, as well as to strengthen the citizens' sense of belonging to a common cultural space". Furthermore, our application is also recognised as an important driver for the long-term economic, social and environmental development of the city and the region.
The statement signed by Mr Eneko Goia Laso, President of Atlantic Cities and Mayor of Donostia/San Sebastián (Spain), further states that Faro's bid to become European Capital of Culture "is based on strengthening the scope, diversity and European dimension of cultural offer at city level, in particular through transnational cooperation; broadening access to and participation in culture; strengthening the capacity of the cultural sector and its links with other sectors; improving the international profile of cities through culture."
About the Network of Atlantic Cities
The Atlantic Cities Association - ACA promotes and defends the interests of the Atlantic cities of Europe. It was created in the 2000s with the main objective of giving a voice to the authorities of these cities and their territories at European level. In order to achieve its objectives, the ACA establishes and encourages cooperation across the Atlantic Arc, through the promotion of joint actions between members and the exchange of best practices and solutions to common problems.
All the work carried out over this time shows the importance of further strengthening the links between European territories.
The municipality of Faro recognizes culture as the main key to the development of the city and the county
Business associations from Algarve support the candidacy of Faro to European Capital of Culture 2027
Artists and cultural producers from all over Italy congratulate Faro on its application for European Capital of Culture
Faro2027 reaffirms its commitment to submitting a European Capital of Culture application with the involvement of the entire region
The Algarve Intermunicipal Community (AMAL), The University of Algarve (UALG) and the Algarve Regional Tourism Board (RTA) will co-produce the application.The Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR), The Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ) and the Regional Directorate for Culture have expressed their interest in collaborating.
A regional, concerted and inclusive application was the guiding principle behind the Official Session held to establish local and regional collaboration agreements as part of Faro's Bid for the European Capital of Culture 2027, which took place on the 25th November at Teatro das Figuras in Faro. It was at this session that collaboration agreements were signed between the Municipality of Faro and the University of Algarve, the Algarve Regional Tourism Board and the Algarve Intermunicipal Community, thus formalising these entities as co-producers of the application. In this session, Collaboration Letters were also signed by the IPDJ Algarve Regional Directorate, the Algarve’s Regional Directorate for Culture the and CCDR, therefore formalising their interest in participating in this process, which aims to develop the region.
The session was rounded off with a lovely photograph taken of the Algarve’s key regional leaders, embodying the long-sought-after idea that Faro’s Bid for European Capital of Culture encompass the entire region. A session widely attended by the region’s life forces.