Umeå European Capital of Cultural 2014

Along with Riga in Latvia, Umeå has been designated European Capital of Culture 2014. The venture will make Umeå a meeting-place between European culture and our own distinctive cultural character and history. For the city of Umeå the overarching objectives of the Capital of Culture year are to empower the citizens, the city, the culture, the Northern Region, and European interaction.