In the framework of the European Cultural Capital application of Győr the water tower in the Marcalváros part of the town has been renovated. The building was renovated as a result of a contemporary art project.
Roby Lakatos gave a concert in the Győr synagogue in the framework of the Five Churches Advent, close to the place where his family used to live. The gala concert supported his recently established foundation.
Flow is continuing in Győr in 2019 as well, as the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra will surprise the audience with a special carnival concert. The press conference promoting the event was held at the venue of the concert, in the Aqua Sports Centre.
The Kisfaludy and Nimród statues were restored, and the square is also decorated by a special fountain, which received a new, natural stone cover. At the inauguration ceremony, the Kossuth award winner Hot Jazz Band entertained the audience.
Angels in the city – this is the name of the charity campaign, launched once again by the Győr Shopping Streets Foundation, founded by the Győr-Moson-Sopron County Chamber of Trade and Industry.
To make our lives better, we have to make our experience better. On Friday, 9 November the second round applications for the 2023 European Capital of Culture (ECOC) were submitted to the Ministry of Human Capacities by the cities still in competition, thus Győr has reached an important milestone too. On this day many programs […]
In 2017, Győr was listed on the list of 168 European cities by The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor. The study was a great help when we were preparing the first round of our application as well.
The renowned actors of economic life are also supporting the European Capital of Culture 2023 bid of Győr. A widespread alliance was formed in the interest of the success of Győr that declares: We are the flow! At the feast on Wednesday, Zsolt Borkai, mayor of the City of Győr, István Szekeres and Tibor Csitkovics, […]
The kids camp of the city hides many excitements for the children in Győr. The leaders of the camp joined the popularization of our European Capital of Culture 2023 bid, and due to this fact the young people could get to know the cultural efforts of Győr in a light-hearted way. At the kids camp […]
According to the decision of the European Clarinet Association the 8th European Clarinet Festival was organised in Győr between 28th and 31st August. Mr. Gábor Varga, clarinet artist (the artistic leader of the festival) told that during these four days more than a hundred Hungarian and international artists familiarised the audience with the instrument at the concerts at the Richter Hall and at the University Concert Hall, and besides this a competition was organised in 2 age-groups for young talents.
Among the 10 twin cities of Győr we have one of the oldest connections with Kuopio. The 40-year anniversary was celebrated in the Finnish city with a huge festive event.
We are thankful to Mr. Georg Steiner and Mr. Manfred Grubauer, coming from Linz for spending two days with us in Győr! It was a fantastic experience to talk about the European flow and the possibilities of the European Capital of Culture project.
Nowadays, the canvas bags are having their renaissance. Some people choose them because of “green thinking” and others choose them on the basis of design or practicality. Nevertheless, we can agree that whatever the reason may be for choosing them, besides everyday use, a real self-expressive garment can be a pretty piece.
European Capital of Culture: the cultural experts of the Danube region joined the flow in Győr…
At the Budapest Sziget Festival that has mustered up the most world stars of the previous years, the Rómer Flóris Art and Historical Museum appeared as the only provincial museum, and took the message: Győr would like to be the European Capital of Culture in 2023.
About the Győr 2023 application for the title of the European Capital of Culture.
Győr is a perpetual-motion, dynamic city that is always on the way. It is looking for new spiritual, historic adventures, it takes and catches the fresh wind in its sails, it is open to the new and original thoughts. It can do it without self-surrender, as it is standing on massive legs: its traditions, its history, its thought-out, accepted values and its beliefs are indissolubly with it even during the roam. Győr is not building enclosed lakes and islands, but it is vitalized by rivers.
Through the whole weekend colourful and diverse concerts, exhibitions and performances are waiting in the evening and night hours for the tourists and the inhabitants of Győr who hunger for culture.
The delegation from Győr visited Malta to see the programs
Those who contributed to the application for the Cultural Capital of Europe in Győr visited Valletta in Malta for an exchange of experiences. The delegation had talks with the local organizers and the mayor of Malta’s capital as well.
Members of the Győr delegation included deputy mayor Dr Dávid Fekete, deputy mayor Ákos Radnóti, authors of the artistic concept of the application Kata Borsa and Kálmán Pál, Győr 2023 coordinator Annamária Rácz and Bettina Vazsinka, municipality official responsible for tourism.
The delegation explored the city of Valletta, and researched the programs, impressions and impact of the title Cultural Capital of Europe on the everyday life of the city. They also assessed the condition of infrastructural projects. The delegation also visited the island of Gozo, as the application of Malta comprised both Valletta and the island of Gozo in the Cultural Capital of Europe Project (CCEP).
Members of the Győr delegation had talks with the local organizational committee, the research coordinator of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, Graziella Vella. They discussed questions related to the organizational committee. The coordinator of the Foundation presented the members of the organizational committee, and she emphasized the significance of the four infrastructural project in the framework of the CCEP.
The delegation from Győr also met the mayor of Valletta, who presented the preparations, programs, expected outcomes and challenges of the large-scale project from another perspective. The mayor answered the questions of the Hungarian delegations sincerely, talking about the challenges of the CCEP and what negative impact winning the title may have, while he also pointed out the positive aspects. He proposed that when the second application is compiled, Győr must concentrate on current affairs in 2023, in the year of the CCEP, and they should also include programs in the application which are not only in place during the year of the CCEP, but may continue later.
The cooperation of the Győr delegation with the organizational committee in Malta will continue in the future as well. They could provide lots of useful information concerning the preparation phase, and they also promised to find the person in charge in the organizational committee of Valletta who can help in specific questions during the project.
The staff of Vaskakas Puppet Theatre has come up with marvellous games and activities this year at Győrkids Festival, with the help of which, the message could get to the youngsters and to the older ones.
We love the flow and the fact that many people join in this. We would like more and more people to know that Győr is applying for the title ’European Capital of Culture’, and therefore we are trying to leave no stone/water drop unturned. It can happen that somebody gets to us in the most unexpected way, or that we knock on a special door.
Those who wish to celebrate the carnival are waited again at the Media ball of Győr at the University Hall on 13th January. „Győr is applying for the title of the European Capital of Culture, therefore the ball focuses on the concept of ‘the Danube that joins us’ as one of its leitmotifs” – said […]
The national theatre of Győr would close its gates for two seasons so as to open up fully renewed for culture lovers again in the autumn of 2021. Borkai Zsolt, mayor announced where we can go to theatre during this temporary period at the joint meeting. Orbán Viktor prime minister and Borkai Zsolt mayor of […]
Seven cities: Győr, Szombathely, Veszprém, Székesfehérvár, Gödöllő, Eger and Debrecen submitted applications for the title of European Capital of Culture 2023 The tenders submitted to the Ministry of Human Resources would be evaluated by an independent international committee of twelve professionals. Those tenders will be announced during the pre-election session at the beginning of the […]
The university, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma, the Esterházy-castle of Fertőd, Széchenyi-castle in Nagycenk, Hanság National Park and the city of Sopron also supported Győr to with the title of European Capital of Culture in 2023. With their support the tender of Győr would be so versatile that may […]
Our city has handed in its declaration at the Ministry of Human Resources that it intends to tender for the title of the European Capital of Culture … Our city submitted its intention to participate until the deadline on last Friday that means that the city has entered the competition. Primarily such cities declared their […]
The representatives of Győr and Dunaszerdahely signed a cooperation agreement in the morning on Monday that is a kind of culmination of the good old relationship between the two settlements. Although Slovakia and Hungary are members of the European Union, the border separates the two countries; it does not connect but hinders the economic development […]
The Five Churches Festival of Győr got into the circle of the most prestigious festivals, as the European Association voted for it to be among the best 26 festivals. The members of the list were selected from 715 European Festivals. The European Festivals Association received tenders from 39 countries, and from among all the submitted […]
There is an Open Day on 10th June (Saturday) between 10:00a.m- 10:00 p.m. with the title of European Capital of Culture- Győr 2023 in the city centre of Győr, at Széchenyi Square. The local cultural institutions of the city introduce themselves at the stalls located on the square, as well as on the stage; concerts, […]
With the title of European Capital of Culture- Győr 2023 an Open Day was organized in the city centre of Győr, at Széchenyi Square on Saturday. The local cultural institutions of the city introduce themselves at the stalls located on the square, as well as on the stage; concerts, puppet theatre- and theatrical performances, dance […]
In order to win the title of the European Capital of Culture for all of us, we have compiled a questionnaire. We wish to elaborate the tender by taking into consideration the requests, demands and ideas of the local residents, due to which we do hope that Győr could become the European Capital of Culture […]
The logo and slogan of the ECC tendering period has been chosen from more than two hundred residential entries, that refers to the cultural diversity, to the city of rivers and to the driving force. „A city always has to set a vision before itself. We have been preparing for successfully hosting the European Youth […]
„We wish to involve the residents of Győr into the work at larger scale in order to reflect the diversity typical to our city in our tender.” – mentioned Domanyik Eszter, the department head of City Marketing and Program Organization Directorate of the City Hall. She announced the launch of logo-, and slogan calls, for […]
‘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 […]