‘EKF Győr 2023’ Preparatory Commission was formed on 13th February 2017 that intends to involve the residents of the city into the proposed work in several ways. Opinions and suggestions are expected from the residents of Győr. A large-scale poll as well as logo- and slogan calls are going to be launched.
It is well-known that Pécs represented our country in 2010, and another Hungarian city may be awarded the title again in 2023 along with a city in the United Kingdom.
„The elaboration of the preparatory system for the tender started at once, subsequently the announcement.” – mentioned the vice mayor, Fekete Dávid, after the foundation of the Preparatory Commission on Monday. The Commission is directed by the mayor, Borkai Zsolt, while the operative coordination is the vice mayor’s responsibility. The organization is made up by cultural professionals as well as directors of cultural institutions of Győr, hence the main objective is to compile the most competent tender professionally. ‘Besides the professionals’ work, we are eager to hear the residents’ opinion and advice, thus we are planning to hold more workshops, conferences and forums related to the topic in the upcoming years.’ The vice mayor mentioned that due to its strong economic conditions, Győr will be able to realize such developments that do not have to do without really ambitious plans. As an example, he talked about the European Youth Olympic Festival to be organized in our city in the summer. He added that the culture and the infrastructure of Győr make the city capable to realize such grandiose objectives.
Let’s just think about those organizations that represent the city of Győr for long years for international audiences, such as the Ballet Company of Győr, or the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra performing regularly with world-renowned artists, as well as the National Theatre of Győr, or the Vaskakas Puppet Theatre representing the culture at high standards. The vice mayor talked about those festivals that attracted more thousands of visitors from across the borders due to their reputation, such as the ‘Győrkőc’ festival, the Dance festival, the Baroque Wedding or the program series with the title ‘Advent in Győr’.
„The next period is going to be devoted for the preparatory work, in which collecting the ideas, suggestions and demands are going to get a highlighted role. We do rely on the contribution of the residents not just the professionals’ in this work.” – ended the vice mayor.