This page contains profiles of all cities participating in ACCESS. Read about their goals for an inclusive cultural policy. Who is involved in the process? And what is their specific aim of their contribution to the ACCESS network? Get inspired by their story’s.


Amsterdam is richly diverse in culture and its citizens, and therefor the City has prioritized inclusion in its new Cultural Strategy for 2021-2024 With this arts funding scheme including an annual budget of €95 million, the City enables cultural institutions and activities to program throughout the city.


Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and home to almost 30% of the national population.


Lisbon’s diversity has been for centuries the corner stone of its essence and profile. A warm and welcoming city it hosts citizens from all over the world as well as tourists. Being a capital city it is also a large employment centre, hosting thousands every day, citizens coming from the surrounding towns.


London is one of the most culturally rich cities on the planet, with world-class institutions and globally renowned talent. Culture is London’s DNA – it binds us together.


The new Riga City Municipality Culture Strategy 2017-2030 was designed to define the long-term culture policy of the city of Riga, to emphasize the city’s cultural values, to serve the inhabitants of the city, promoting the improvement of the quality of life.


Only 2-3 hours away by plane from anywhere in Europe in the heart of Bulgaria is located Sofia – one of the oldest European cities with 8000 years history, nestled in the foundation of Vitosha mountain.


Tallinn, named Lonely Planet’s Best Value Destination of 2018, is an amazing blend of old and new. Ever since the days of Viking traders in the 10-th century Tallinn has been a meeting point for various cultures and nations,


Vilnius plays a very strong role in the country’s economic, social and cultural development. Unsurprisingly, cultural and creative industries in the city constitute half of all country’s creative industries. Smart solutions, development of high tech, innovative companies and overall cultural policy create favourable conditions to improve cultural competencies of the population, to promote cultural activities

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