Esch-sur-Alzette is carrying the title "European Capital of Culture 2022". The region involved comprises the ProSud alliance (eleven municipalities) as well as the bordering French CCPHVA (Communité de communes du Pays Haut Val d'Alzette)
A Europe that
builds on the remix
The southern part of Luxembourg and the directly adjoining area on the other side of the French border have a story to tell. A deeply European story, a story we want to bring as far as Europe’s borders – and beyond. For it is here, in Europe’s old industrial heartland – where important foundations were once laid for European integration – that today over 120 different nationalities live together in close proximity. Here we get a sense of how Europe might look in the future. A Europe that sets great store by its melting pot of cultures, a Europe that can deal creatively and courageously with the transition from being an industrial society to becoming a knowledge-based society. A Europe that is also well aware of the challenges of becoming an increasingly heterogeneous society and a Europe that takes a stance against nationalism and all forms of xenophobia. As a Capital of Culture, we want to draw on the potential our region offers and we are convinced that this will have a long-lasting impact both on the development of our region and further afield.