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 programme and budget remain the same. In 2017, CCC is in the set-up phase of its programme, revisiting the projects, piloting some of the activities and making the necessary preparations for the general implementation in 2018-2020. More details can be found at www.cccluj.ro/en.
Please find below a draft concept paper of the Network and an invitation to join the Network’s First Conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, during 22-23 September 2017. The conference will be a place for all of us to contribute to the shaping of the Network and also a training, networking and partnership marketplace for all the cities that acknowledge the role of culture in sustainable urban development. Conference attendance is free of charge.
The Candidates Cities Network First Conference is organised by Cluj Cultural Centre and Cluj Municipal House of Culture.
Confirmed cities (updated on September 18): Guimaraes 2012 (PT) , Košice (SK), Matera 2019 (IT), Eleusis 2021 (GR), Alba Iulia (RO), Arad (RO), Cluj-Napoca (RO), Timișoara 2021 (RO), Sfântu Gheorghe (RO), Târgu Mureș (RO), Plunge (LT), Klaipeda (LT), Debrecen (HU), Belfast (UK), Leeds (UK), Aveiro (PT), Braga (PT).