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As has been repeatedly acknowledged by external observers, thanks to the work carried out both during the candidacy phase and during the year as capital, Matera 2019 has become a model for European capitals of culture because it is the city that has been able to get involved more than others through multidisciplinary activities, through solid citizen participation and through a cultural programme that was 85 percent theirownoriginalprojects.What'smore, Matera2019hasalsobeenrecognisedas exemplaryintermsofcommunication.We areleavingthelegacyofacitythatis certainly better known and appreciated in ItalyandEurope.Wehavesowntheseeds, we have watered the soil and the tree is starting to grow with strong roots that we wanted to call: Co-creation, Inclusion, Expansion of the City, Remoteness. This is our legacy that we must continue to water.
Other Bulgaria English, Bulgarian
A year and more than 320 projects, selected in open calls in accordance with the Bid Book, have been sorted chronologically and thematically into four programme platforms – Fuse, Transform, Revive, and Relax. Plovdiv, the first Bulgarian city to become a European Capital of Culture, faced a series of challenges in order to accomplish its year of culture ‘ TOGETHER’. It had to invent and rediscover production methods in order to realize such a large-scale project in the local conditions. Plovdiv managed to achieve its goals thanks to its openness and its democratic way of programming, two approaches that enabled everyone to take part and develop ideas and events within the programme. The Plovdiv 2019 programme kicked off as early as 2017, with extensive music festivals and upgrades to the city’s traditional cultural events. The project’s aim is to contribute to building capacity in the management of cultural projects, engage the local scene, involve large and small independent organisations and community centres, and boost the consciousness of Plovdivians’ as European citizens. To achieve these goals, starting on the first day of the preparation work, Plovdiv 2019 directed much effort and resources to educational meetings, projects about and with communities, as well as to activities that change a person’s usual experience with art, directly involving the city’s residents.
Other Croatia English
Rijeka is a city of the unobtrusive existence of diversity, a symbol of inclusivity and openness, at the heart of the natural and cultural diversity of Kvarner and Gorski Kotar. A city whose citizens on the whole nurture the original human impulse of tolerance, acceptance and connection. It was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2020 because it offered a superb artistic and cultural programme in which Europe can find a different expression. Rijeka, the centre of the blue-green Primorje- Gorski Kotar County and the largest Croatian port, is a vibrant blend of the harshness of the port and industry and the magnificent splendour of fine architecture, the influence of Austria, Hungary, Italy and Yugoslav modernism. Its power of acceptance has developed over a turbulent history — in the last one hundred years, this city and the people who make it have lived in as many as seven different countries, therefore, few in the world can compare to Rijeka. On that same track, the future was never taken for granted, but always done dialogically, carefully, and with the questioning of every intention, even in the case of the best of intentions. Today's Rijeka has grown into a true port of diversity. And it is inexhaustible, just as is inscribed in its name and on its coat of arms.