Together for Ljubljana, European Capital of Culture 2025
On 13 September 2019, we signed a Cooperation Agreement for a joint project, namely, the candidacy of the City of Ljubljana for the title European Capital of Culture 2025 (ECC 2025), in which 26 municipalities in the Ljubljana Urban Region are participating.
The agreement is a result of great cooperation and relationships between mayors in the Ljubljana Urban Region.
The signed agreement is the cornerstone of the first pillar of the European Capital of Culture, and a successful execution of the project will have a positive result on the whole region, not only on the development of culture but also of other areas closely connected to culture.
Strong support for the candidacy
At the signing of the agreement, Mayor Zoran Janković underlined the great cooperation between municipalities in the Ljubljana Urban Region which shows that the Central Slovenia Region is connected in terms of existence and development. He expressed his pleasure that all mayors in the region are unanimous in every decision, even at confirming the conclusion on the joint candidacy for the title Ljubljana, European Capital of Culture.
The signing of the cooperation agreement between municipalities of the Ljubljana Urban Region means that Ljubljana’s candidacy for the title ECC 2025 enjoys wide and strong support and a strong commitment of all municipal bodies within the region.
Numerous European cities that held the title ECC so far did not only had a successful programme, designed specifically for the year of the title, but have also enjoyed benefits of a lasting legacy in form of new or renewed cultural infrastructure, better international recognisability and the like. This is based on the realization that among sixty cities which held the title ECC from 1985 up to now the most successful where the ones which actively included their region in the programme with the aim of integrating the community, for instance Essen ECC 2010 (the Ruhr region), Marseille ECC 2013 (the Provence region), Leeuwarden EPK 2018 (the Friesland region) ...