The second largest city in Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette has been announced as the European Capital of Culture for 2022. Esch will follow Luxembourg City which was named the European Capital of Culture in 1995 and 2007.

“The Esch 2022 project was able to convince and I am certain that it will contribute to the revitalization of the (Esch) mining basin and we will work together to make it a success,” Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said upon learning the news.

Esch-sur-Alzette’s program “Remix Culture” won on the position that “culture is a citizens’ right, which everyone helps to shape together” and aims “to get the people involved – regardless of origin, age, education or gender”.

During 2022, Esch-sur-Alzette will share the title of European Capital of Culture with Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania.

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