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Timisoara, European Capital of Culture 2021

On Friday, the 16th of September 2016, Timișoara was designated to be one of the European Capital of Culture in 2021. The main concept of the bid book, on which the local Association team worked for about 6 years, is “Shine your light/Light up your city”.

“The local community was a real heal for us, the people of Timișoara are the ones we should thank for this accomplishment. We won the title thanks to the ability of understanding and taking action manifested by the local cultural sector. Also, the community’s drive and its ability to answer up to the challenge were a real motivation for us. We won through professionalism and dedication. We convinced the jury with the prospects and potential of the city, in a regional, national and international context. We won thanks to the European calling of the city”, points out Simona Neumann, Executive Director of “Timișoara – European Capital of Culture” Association.

This title reflects a great responsibility on public authorities and citizens who will consolidate and work together, keeping the lines of the main concept, in order to promote the regional and local values: international and intercultural dialogue, entrepreneurial spirit, social spirit and ability to adopt the European values.

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