Press release -
Esch2022 – Launching the "Become a REMIXER" Volunteer Campaign
Looking for volunteers to actively help shape Esch2022
The European Capital of Culture, Esch2022, is looking for more than 500 volunteers to actively join the large-scale project this year. The Esch2022 project team launched the invitation on its website under the campaign title "Become a REMIXER". Citizens interested in volunteering can register directly on the website where they will also be able to find all the important information regarding the volunteer programme.
In order to help support various events throughout the region, Esch2022 is looking for more than 500 volunteers between September 2021 and December 2022. "Involving citizens is an important part of the strategy for our European Capital of Culture. Our volunteer community offers an excellent opportunity. Who better to present our region to visitors than the citizens who live here?" explains Nancy Braun regarding the approach to "Become a REMIXER".
As a REMIXER, locals can participate in several ways: individual projects, events, tours, artistic capacities, at the information desk or through guided tours for guests. The areas in which volunteers can participate depends on their interests and experiences, all of which can be specified when registering. Along with the many ways of participating, we are also looking for a diverse group of volunteers: all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities with their different experiences, knowledge and interests are welcome. We are looking for regional ambassadors who enjoy representing the area and who will participate in the preparation and implementation of individual parts of the programme.
"Through participating as part of a large community, I contribute towards shaping the culture in my home country - that is the spirit that we want to develop with the volunteers," explains Chris Welter who is responsible for the volunteer program. REMIXERs will be thoroughly prepared. In the coming weeks, volunteers will be provided with detailed information about the programme, events and will also be given additional knowledge about the region via briefings and specific master classes. As of September, the first assignments will be given out.
If you want to become part of the Esch2022 REMIXER community and partake as a volunteer, you can register here: http://volunteer.esch2022.lu
Esch2022 is the European Capital of Culture 2022, featuring the town of Esch-Alzette, the ten other Luxembourg municipalities of the Pro-Sud union and the eight French municipalities of the CCPHVA region. The slogan of Esch2022 is “Remix Culture”. Production work on the implementation of all of the themes is being carried out in close cooperation with the municipalities, the ministries and other partners. Esch2022 is managed by the association ‘Capitale européenne de la culture 2022 asbl’. In 2022, two other cities in Europe will hold this title: Kaunas in Lithuania and Novi Sad in Serbia.