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Congratulations! You are the Capital of Culture. “Who, me?”, I can hear you saying. Yes, that’s the way it is. The joint application from the Ruhr region as a “metropolis in the making” has fully deserved the right to be the European Capital of Culture 2010. The Metropolitan region has been proclaimed as the Capital of Culture because of its powerful cultural basis and its potential to emanate its culture throughout the whole of Europe. This is a spur and a challenge to all who live here.
Bid book Hungary English
Forty years ago a great Hungarian author, Miklós Mészöly, whose novels were published in Budapest in Hungarian and in Paris in French at that time, wrote an essay on Pécs, the city that belonged to the eastern half of the divided Europe. When speaking about Pécs, he pointed out: “... with its artistic life and literature Pécs is working hard on making it clear that the homeland proper and the wider homeland—Hungary and Europe—are inseparable.” This city, he went on, “has always encouraged Hungarian culture to translate «rarity» into a universal language.” In another essay published later the same author saw Pécs as a city that “turns its back on the country.” This comment makes reference to the location of the city—lying on the southern slope of the Mecsek Hills Pécs looks towards the Balkans rather than towards Budapest—as well as to its relative cultural autonomy that distinguished it (and continues to do so even today) from other cities of the country. In 2010 Pécs wishes to fulfil these two urban functions as the European Capital of Culture: it is going to present the cultural achievements of the city and the country in a European context and at the same time the cultural diversity of its international cultural region that is open towards the Balkans.
Report Belgium English
This is the report of the first monitoring and advisory meeting of the European Capital of Culture Panel. The meeting concerned the 2011 European Capitals of Culture, namely Tallinn (Estonia), and Turku (Finland) ; it took place on 5 November 2008.
This is the report of the meeting of the 2012 European capital of Culture Selection Panel on 5 November 2008. The report is addressed to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions.
The final selection meeting began with a presentation of the city visits by the panel delegation that had made them. The four short-listed cities were then heard in succession, each interview comprising an oral presentation of the project lasting no longer than 30 minutes, followed by an hour-long discussion with the panel. The panel then deliberated its choice of city to be designated European Capital of Culture.
Bid book France French
Nous avons voulu bâtir un projet qui s’en nourrisse : faire de Marseille et de la Provence un espace privilégié et pérenne, qui vivra au-delà de 2013, consacré au dialogue des cultures de l’Europe et de ses Suds, à l’accueil et à la rencontre de leurs artistes, de leurs savants, des maîtres et des élèves, à la transmission des savoirs et à la production des œuvres. Nous lui avons donné un nom : « Les ateliers de la Médi- terranée ». Inspirés de la Renaissance, ces ateliers seront ouverts : ouverts sur la ville, ouverts sur la vie de ses citoyens, ouverts à tous les projets qui s’efforcent de rapprocher l’art et la société.
Following its deliberations, the panel submitted the shortlist of cities to the appropriate departments of the Ministry of Culture and communication. After a long discussion it was judged that the four cities that best met the objectives of the event and the criteria of “the European dimension” and “cities and citizens” were: Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse.