Thursday, 8 March 2012

Maastricht & Euregio Meuse-Rhine 2018 bid book presentation

Maastricht & Euregio Meuse-Rhine joined forces to become a candidate European Capital of Culture for 2018. For several years now the Maastricht VIA2018 organisation worked hard on the concept for the bid book. Last night the very first version of the bid book was presented in a full house at Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht. Everyone who is somehow invloved in culture in this Euregio was there.

In 2018, the Netherlands and Malta will be providing the two European Capitals of Culture. In December 2008 and 2009, the Maastricht municipal council decided to put the city forward as a candidate. Maastricht will not be alone, because the candidacy is being supported by the Dutch Province of Limburg and is being shaped in close cooperation with our partners Aachen, Liège, Heerlen, Hasselt and Sittard-Geleen. The Belgian provinces of Limburg and Liège, the Aachen region and the German-speaking Community in Belgium are also involved. That means that Maastricht is a candidate on behalf of the entire Meuse-Rhine Euroregion.

Mehrnoush Rahmani,
student from Theatre Academy in  Maastricht
At the end the bid book (in the newspaper format) was officialy presented to the audience. The mission statement of  the bid is build around the concept of 'Europe Revisited': A new opportunity for the lost chapter of the 1992 Maastricht Treaty.

I was very pleased to see some FASHIONCLASH pictures, and some of my blog pictures. Here are some impressions of this positive evening. Let's hope and go for it, Fingers Crossed!

Yorick Stam 

Ramsey Nasr 

The bid book is arriving

This is Euregio Meuse-Rhine,

FASHIONCLASH Fashion Procession image
in the bid book

Made in Europe Film Festival image from my blog

shoot with Kris Micallef and SO Management

Mehrnoush Rahmani

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