Mediterranean Capitals of Culture and Dialogue 2026: Call for applications launched

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Tunis: The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Anna Lindh Foundation launched a call for applications for the “Mediterranean Capital of Culture and Dialogue 2026” title with the deadline set for July 7.

The Mediterranean Capitals of Culture and Dialogue (MCCD) initiative was launched in 2023 and is now in its second edition. The initiative consists of two cities, one from the North and one from the South of the Mediterranean, designated by the 43 Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean, including Tunisia, for one calendar year. The two cities will implement cultural, socio- economic, and sporting programmes to highlight their heritage and cultural policies, respective Mediterranean identities, and shared EuroMediterranean vision.

The two cities will be invited to collaborate in the manner and level of interaction they deem appropriate.

The initiative is expected to develop regional ties and dialogue through culture, encourage deeper mutual understanding and stronger solidarity within the Eur
o-Mediterranean region and strengthen the ability to promote the region’s diverse cultures.

The designation will also represent an opportunity for socio-economic development for local and regional territories by promoting cultural and creative sectors and, indirectly, tourism.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

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