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Tartu and Riga to sign cooperation agreement to boost Tartu 2024 activities

Tartu City Government Press Release

Tartu linnapea Urmas Klaas ja Riia linnapea Mārtiņš Staķis Riia linnavalitsuses Photo: Marili Vihmann

18 November / The goal of the cooperation agreement between the cities will be closer cooperation in 2023 and 2024, when Tartu and Southern Estonia will be holding the title of European Capital of Culture.

Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas and representatives from the Tartu 2024 team visited Riga yesterday, where they met with Riga Mayor Mārtiņš Staķis and other representatives of the City of Riga. For the two mayors, this was their first face-to-face meeting, in which the groundwork for subsequent cooperation was laid.

‘Tartu and Southern Estonia are also aiming to be visible as the Capital of Culture in our neighbouring countries, and Riga is undoubtedly a very important partner for us. It was the wish of both cities to join forces in cultural exchange as well as marketing, and the cooperation agreement to be concluded is confirmation of this,’ said Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas.

As a result of cooperation between cities, several events in Tartu 2024 will also reach Riga, and Riga’s culture will come to Tartu. Next year, two Tartu 2024 events will be held in Riga. In the summer, a Tartu 2024 marketing event will be held in Riga, and at the end of the year the entire programme of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 will be unveiled in both Riga and Tartu.

Riga is a twin city of Tartu and held the title of European Capital of Culture in 2014 –exactly 10 years before Tartu.

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