At the invitation of Dornbirn plus Feldkirch Hohenems Bregenzerwald, the bid office for the European Capital of Culture in Austria 2024, Ștefan Teișanu, Director of the Cluj Cultural Centre (former Cluj-Napoca 2021) wrote an article the website of the project, titled  ‘Why bidding for ECoC is always successful’. Ștefan talks about bidding for the ECoC title in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, about the c

You can read the full post on their blog here: Why bidding for ECoC is always successful

Here’s a small excerpt from the article:

In our bid book we planned to establish a European network for candidate cities, as a platform to support member cities in their bid book programming, but also to help them implement their programmes no matter if they are awarded with the title or not.
The network aims to gain wider European acknowledgement of culture as sustainable development and to extend the existing European cultural cooperation frameworks. It also contributes to the ECoC programme legacy, by facilitating the implementation of more ECoC programmes throughout Europe.
The programme of the network focuses on capacity building for member organisations, organizing conferences and annual meetings, and developing a platform for promoting member cities, as well as facilitating collaborations among them. Also, the network aims to become a voice in shaping European cultural policies.