Aveiro (Portugal) hosted the third meeting of Culture Next – the network of cities candidate to the title of European Capital of Culture

Aveiro (Portugal) hosted the third meeting of Culture Next – the network of cities candidate to the title of European Capital of Culture

Representatives of 9 cities in Portugal, Lithuania, Romania, Hungary and Great Britain participated to the third annual meeting of Culture Next, the network of cities candidate to the title of European Capital of Culture (ECOC). The meeting was hosted by Aveiro city in Portugal, and brought together representatives from the cultural sector and the public administrations of the member cities – among which 3 cities from Portugal, the country that will hold the ECOC title in 2027: Aveiro, Braga and Faro. Since its foundation in 2017, two meetings of the Culture Next network took place, both of them in Cluj-Napoca, in September 2017 and May 2018. Therefore, the meeting in Aveiro, which took place on October 1-2, 2018, was the first hosted by...

The Second Meeting of Culture Next Network in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The Second Meeting of Culture Next Network in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

On May 4 and May 5 Liberty Technology Park in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca hosted Culture Next, the European Capital of Culture Candidates Cities Network. The special guest of the conference was Pier Luigi Sacco, Professor of Cultural Economics at IULM University in Milan, Senior Researcher and Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University, and Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Culture and Education. Professor Sacco delivered a key note speech on: Making an Impact through Culture – from Economic to Social Value Creation. 15 cultural managers from Aveiro (PT), Cluj-Napoca (RO), Debrecen (HU), Eleusis 2021 (GR), Klaipeda (LT), Leeds (UK) and Plunge (LT) and 100 cultural experts and business people from...

Candidate Cities Network meeting Cluj-Napoca, 4-5 May

Candidate Cities Network meeting Cluj-Napoca, 4-5 May

Cluj-Napoca will host the second meeting of the Candidate Cities Network, on May the 4th and the 5th, 2018. Cities and experts across Europe committed to mobilising culture for social and urban transformation are invited to join the meeting and contribute to the development of the network. The network was founded in 2017 by ten European cities, current and former candidates to the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) title. The mission of the network is to support cities to implement culture-led urban development programmes and policies, building on the experiences, participatory processes and collaborations established during the preparation for the ECoC bid. It aims to gain wider European acknowledgement of culture as sustainable...

ECCA 2017: The Conference

ECCA 2017: The Conference

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART  CONFERENCE IN SEARCH FOR INSTITUTIONAL MODELS. SHOWCASING AND STUDYING CONTEMPORARY ART 24-25 November 2017, Casa Matei Corvin, Cluj-Napoca Programme: DAY 1, NOVEMBER 24th (FRIDAY) 09:00 - 10:00 Welcome and Introduction: Ștefan Teișanu (Executive Director, Cluj Cultural Centre); Emil Boc (Mayor of Cluj-Napoca); Ioan Sbârciu (President of University of Art and Design/UAD Senate); Radu Moraru (UAD Rector); Horea Avram (Department of Cinema and Media, Faculty of Theatre and Television, Babeş-Bolyai University / UBB) – Introduction. The European Centre for Contemporary Art Cluj-Napoca 10:00 - 11:00 Keynote Speech: Paul Dujardin (General Director and Artistic Director, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels)...

Cluj-Napoca and Aveiro will host the next two conferences of the newly founded European cultural network

Candidate Cities Network meeting Cluj-Napoca, 4-5 May

Representatives of the cultural sectors from Eleusis (Greece), Aveiro, Braga and Guimaraes (Portugal), Klaipeda and Plunge (Lithuania), Košice (Slovakia), Leeds (UK) and Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Târgu Mureș, Baia Mare, Alba Iulia and Sfântu Gheorghe (Romania) met in Cluj-Napoca to set up a European network around the topic of culture for urban development. „Cluj-Napoca acknowledges the role of culture in the urban, social and economic development. We are the city having the highest cultural vitality in Romania and in our local development strategy culture is defined as a strategic element that connects the three pillars of urban development in Cluj: innovation, university and participation. We are looking for European ally cities that have...

Candidate Cities Network & First Conference

Candidate Cities Network & First Conference

INVITATION TO CLUJ-NAPOCA The city of Cluj-Napoca invites all current and former bidding cities to become its partners in founding a Network of Candidate Cities. The network aims to become a platform supporting a sustainable approach to ECoC planning with the view to facilitate and encourage ECoC programme implementation regardless of the competition results. Cluj-Napoca has applied for the title of European Capital of Culture, without being selected. Cluj-Napoca 2021, the association that managed the candidacy, was reorganised as Cluj Cultural Centre (CCC). The City and the Community have given CCC a mandate to proceed with the implementation of the proposed ECoC programme. Our membership increased after the title announcement, and our...

The Conference of Candidate Cities Network

The Conference of Candidate Cities Network

INVITATION Cluj Cultural Centre and the Cultural Hall of Cluj-Napoca Municipality invites you to participate to the Conference of the Candidate Cities Network held on September 22-23, 2017 in Cluj-Napoca, in the Great Hall of Matei Corvin House. The aim of this conference is to lay the foundation of the international network of current and former candidate cities to the title of European Capital of Culture (ECOC). The network will be a platform of connection and collaboration between cities, with the purpose of encouraging and facilitating the implementation of ECOC programs independently from the competition results. Until now the cities of Guimaraes 2012, Košice 2013, Matera 2019, Eleusis 2021, Alba Iulia 2021, Cluj-Napoca 2021, Sfântu...