Inhabitants in most EU capitals are satisfied with cultural facilities: European Cultural Days in Brussels this weekend
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    Inhabitants in most EU capitals are satisfied with cultural facilities: European Cultural Days in Brussels this weekend

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    Cyclists and pedestrians enjoy a day of car free streets in Brussels during "car free Sunday" in 2015
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    Eurostat, the statistics office of EU, has published a survey on the occasion of the European Heritage Days.

    “Generally speaking, please tell me if you are very satisfied, rather satisfied, rather unsatisfied or not at all satisfied with cultural facilities such as concert halls, theatres, museums and libraries in your city?” inhabitants of 83 European cities were asked in 2015. Results show significant disparities between capital cities in the EU, with levels of satisfaction ranging from 34% to 97%.

    Nevertheless, in most capitals inhabitants are generally satisfied with cultural facilities. Vienna, Helsinki, Prague and Stockholm were the EU capital cities with the highest proportions of their inhabitants very or rather satisfied with the cultural facilities in their city.

    Satisfaction with cultural facilities in EU capital cities, 2015 (% of resident population)

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    This information, issued by Eurostat on the occasion of the European Heritage Days, is extracted from the new flagship publication on cities. It is based on perception survey indicators produced by the European Commission.

    European Heritage Days take place in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention every year in September and is organised in close collaboration with national coordinators. In Brussels the days will take place on 17 – 18 September. Sunday 18 September will also be a Car Free Sunday in Brussels.

    During the European Heritage Days, doors are opened to monuments and sites (some of them normally closed to the public), allowing people to enjoy free visits, learn about their shared cultural heritage and become actively involved in the safeguarding of Europe’s heritage for present and future generations.

    The Brussels Times (Source: Eurostat)