16.04.2018 Monday

New dates of the training ‘Shaping a European Capital of Culture’

At the end of January 2018, together with the Stiftung Zukunft Berlin, the City of Wrocław and the Culture Zone Wrocław, A Soul for Europe launched the training programme ‘Shaping a European Capital of Culture’ (S ECoC). From the beginning the initiative received many positive reactions and noted a remarkable interest.

Many experienced European specialists, urban and regional officials as well as representatives of cultural networks once again confirmed the need for this kind of a training. However, given the length of different administrative decision procedures in their cities, regions or organisations, the deadline for the subscription and for the training turned out to be to close.

The representatives of A Soul for Europe, Stiftung Zukunft Berlin, the City of Wrocław and Culture Zone Wrocław gathered at the end of March in Wrocław to discuss further preparations and next steps. During that meeting, in connection with the suggestions reaching the training’s organisers, a decision to postpone the programme to October 2018, from the 8th till the 10th and to prolong the deadline for the subscription until 30th of June was made.

A ‘European Capital of Culture’ project became a unique opportunity to work on the cultural strategies and a role of inhabitants of the European cities as well as of local cultural and social organisation in their creating and implementing. At the same time a great chance to work on this title’s importance in the context of developing a city’s potential, for instance in tourism. Even cities not receiving the ECoC title are developing further their cultural strategies. The S ECoC programme will therefore focus on this subject as well.

The organisers took the opportunity to bring the remarks, suggestions and reflections they received on the initiative and on the program together. Result? A more compact programme with the same speakers, mentors and content. See the adapted programme details at www.secoc.eu. The fee for the training is now also lower and amounts 1.550,00 €.

Representatives of some of the cities, regions and organisations often asked about participating in the training together with a colleague as it can be an opportunity to share the input of the training and a way to better implement the training experience afterwards. Therefore, the organisers offer the subscription of a second person of the same city, administration or organisation at the price of 1.300,00 €.

If you need more info, please contact A Soul for Europe. Your questions will be answered by Ine Pisters: ine.pisters@secoc.eu / +32 497548473.

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