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Host Town: Mar­seille (France)

Pho­to © Mical­eff — Vieux port notre dame de la garde

A glob­al city, Mar­seille attracts and inspires. Built on a nat­ur­al calanque 2,600 years ago, it has car­ried its strong iden­ti­ty through the cen­turies. Its open­ness to the world, its light, its neigh­bor­hoods and its creeks offer a fab­u­lous diver­si­ty. Sports city, city of cul­ture, it is Euro­pean Cap­i­tal in 2013 and Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Sport in 2017. Mar­seille will host the 2023 Rug­by World Cup and the 2024 Olympic Games.

In just a few years, Mar­seille has devel­oped a pow­er­ful film and audio­vi­su­al indus­try, and the ani­ma­tion and video game sec­tor is boom­ing today.

More than ever, Mar­seille is strength­en­ing its dynam­ic posi­tion as an attrac­tive city to live in, as much for its cit­i­zens as for those who choose to invest in it, set­tle here or those who come to sim­ply explore it. Mar­seille has a wealth of strengths and tal­ents in its fields of excel­lence: health, the mar­itime sec­tor, aero­nau­tics, tourism, the envi­ron­ment, art and dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies. The City of Mar­seille has a struc­tured ecosys­tem of pro­fes­sion­als in the Cul­tur­al and Cre­ative Indus­tries. It plays a key role in the field of film and enter­tain­ment, and is imple­ment­ing ini­tia­tives to devel­op the boom­ing ani­ma­tion and video game sec­tor. Today the city aims to accom­pa­ny and sup­port a process of struc­tura­tion of the com­mu­ni­ty of local professionals.