Linda 2 is one of the largest investments into the cultural life of Narva since the re-independence of the Estonian Republic. The centre will re-establish regular theatre performances and significantly expand the variety of cultural enjoyment offerings for the 60,000 inhabitants of the city. Furthermore, the centre will provide an additional reason for the rest of Estonia to visit Narva, discover the charms of our eastern border city and engage in tourism spending. Thirdly, the centre will have an important role in the cooperation between the East and West, as Narva, being situated on the border of the EU and Russia, is the perfect place for promoting intercultural contacts and rectifying the failures of politicians through the creation of a common space of trust. The added value of the project comes from the fact that the city of Narva is running for the title of European Capital of Culture 2024 – and without a modern cultural centre and hotel, this would be inconceivable.