With the new format "Europasommer", the Goethe University is outlining its European aspirations, together with partners from abroad and the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region.
The annual Europasommer starting in 2020 will focus on another European host country, this year Italy. The core of the event is the Goethe University's traditional, but significantly expanded, summer festival, which will be opened to European partner countries and regional cooperation partners in the future with a corresponding programme.
The aim of the Europe Summer is to make Europe and the diversity of its countries and regions visible and tangible for a broad public, particularly in view of current political developments surrounding BREXIT; a range of high-calibre events from the fields of science, art, culture and business in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region will serve as a thematic bridge for this purpose. The Europasommer also serves to promote scientific, social and cultural networking. As one of the most important of Europe‘s metropoles, Frankfurt is an ideal location for the Europasommer. The Europasommer also fits into the current celebration calendar of the city of Frankfurt: the city partnership between Milan and Frankfurt was agreed 50 years ago.
In 2020, Villa Vigoni will be at the centre of the event with other cooperation partners such as the Italian Consulate General, the ITKAM - Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany e.V. as well as the Italian National Tourist Board - ENIT Frankfurt.