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Minister of Culture and National Heritage in relation to the Decision No. 1622/2006/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of the 24th October 2006 establishing a Community action for the European Capital of Culture event for the years 2007-1019 and the Resolution No. 172/2009 of the Council of Ministers of the 2nd of October 2009 on coordination of the Republic of Poland’s participation in the Community action for the European Capital of Culture event and based on the report of the Selection Panel on the pre-selection of the ECoC 2016 of the 15th November 2010 invites 5 Polish cities: Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Warszawa and Wrocław to the final selection of the competition of the “European Capital of Culture 2016” title.Read More
The first meeting of the Selection Panel of the European Capital of Culture 2016 competition was held in Warsaw between the 12th and the 13th of October 2010. The purpose of the meeting was the pre-selection of the cities applying for the title who responded to the call announced by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage on the 9th of November 2009.Read More
Between the 12th and 13th October 2010 the first stage - pre-selection of the 'European Capital of Culture 2016' competition took place at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw. The Selection panel recommended the following cities to be preselected: Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Warszawa, Wrocław.Read More
From the 12-13th of October 2010, the first stage of the competition for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2016 will be held. The pre-selection will take place in the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw. Eleven cities which submitted their application forms by the 30th of August 2010, entered the competition. The cities include: Białystok, Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Łódź, Poznań, Toruń, Szczecin, Warsaw and WrocławRead More
On the 30th of August 2010, the period for submitting the applications for candidates to the title of the “European Capital of Culture 2016” has come to its end. The competition has encountered a remarkable interest from a number of Polish cities. Finally, the following 11 Polish cities applied (in alphabetical order): Białystok, Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Łódź, Poznań, Szczecin, Toruń, , Warszawa and Wrocław.Read More
2010 marks the 25 year anniversary of the European Capitals of Culture. European Commission has prepared on this occacion celebratory event, strategic conference and workshops in Brussels to sum up the achievements of the past 25 years, and to reflect strategically on its legacy and impact.Read More
The inaugural ceremonies of the European Capital of Culture year will be held at the beginning of January 2010. The presitgious title of European Capital of Culture is exceptionally being held by three cities - German Essen together with the Ruhr Region, Hungarian Pecs and as a symbol of opening the initiative to non-EU states, Turkish Istanbul.Read More
Selection Panel which is responsible for a selection of cities for European Capital of Culture 2014 title recommended the EU Council two cities - Swedish Umea and Latvian capital Riga. The official nomination will take place in May 2010.Read More
On Monday, 9 November 2009 in the Press Center of the Polish Press Agency in Warsaw, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski officially opened the contest for the title of “European Capital of Culture 2016”. Representatives of the cities, which are going to apply for this prestigious title, as well as Undersecretary of State in MKiDN Monika Smoleń who presented the idea of "European Capital of Culture” and the selection timetable, were also present at the press conference.Read More
On 2nd October 2009 the Prime Minister Donald Tusk has signed the Resolution No. 172/2009, which regards coordination of participation of the Republic of Poland in European Community actions in favor of commemoration the ‘European Capital of Culture’.Read More