Culture Matters: Valletta 2018 Initial Findings

VALLETTA2018 Seminar Poster


What are the immediate and long-term impacts of Valletta’s title of European Capital of Culture 2018 on Malta’s cultural sector? In what way is this title affecting areas such as cultural participation, the creative economy, cultural tourism, and infrastructural regeneration, amongst others?

The Valletta 2018 Foundation will be exploring the legacy of the European Capital of Culture title through a seminar discussing the initial findings of its Evaluation and Monitoring research.

The seminar aims to:

  • inform the public about the Valletta 2018 Evaluation and Monitoring process;
  • disseminate the outcomes of the research process;
  • allow for discussion and debate about the impacts of Valletta 2018;
  • encourage further contribution from emerging researchers and the general public;
  • provide practical examples of the effects of the ECoC in other cities.

The seminar will be addressed by a number of individual researchers and public entities carrying out qualitative and quantitative research across a number of sectors. Also addressing the conference will be Rolf Norås, who led Stavanger’s successful bid to host Norway’s European Capital of Culture title in 2008 and author of “What Would You Do Differently if You Knew What You Now Know: An investigation into 12 former European Capitals of Culture”.

The seminar will be held at the ICT Faculty Auditorium at the University of Malta.

For further details please email the Valletta 2018 Foundation at [email protected] or [email protected].