Thank you and farewell

Our work ends today. We thank everybody who has participated in this process in the last 18 months: the team, the Cultural and Creative Sectors, the citizens, the political forces, the institutions, the cultural, economic and social stakeholders who got involved, from Ponta Delgada, the 9 islands of the Azores, Europe, the diaspora and the whole world. We thank everybody who has embodied the archipelagic thinking, started a conversation, promoted gatherings, an exchange, and rooted for a future of transformation through culture. Europe is an Archipelago.Our Nature is Human cause we belong to this place, where nature and culture are intertwined and coexist at the same level.

Ponta Delgada will not be European Capital of Culture, it will be Portuguese Capital of Culture in 2026. We all won.

Thank you!