Europe is next door
What is C-City? .
Exchanging, expanding creative ideas and establishing a large network: that is the transnational culture project C-City – Europe is next door.
No matter how far the distance between two countries, how much their geographical location shapes their cultural identity – they are always connected by one thing: the language of culture.
The Gütersloh initiators of the C-City project were inspired by this bridge-building element. The big kick-off multi-day event with workshops, lectures and excursions took place in Gütersloh in May 2022. A network was established in which cultural projects will be implemented annually from 2025 onwards – as individual actions and also simultaneously in different partner cities.
A summary of the launch event can be found here.
All citizens from Gütersloh and the twin cities who like to support the organisers and C-City idea: associations, groups, organisations – each person was and still is cordially invited to participate.
What happened so far:
The kick-off conference served to get to know one another better and to develop ideas for joint projects.
In Gütersloh, the following main topics were addressed: music, history and customs, sport, food and lifestyle, exhibitions as well as theatre and literature. The first results can be found here.
The idea of “Cultural-City – Europe is next door” will not only give rise to culture that overcomes (language) barriers. C-City is also an active contribution to peace work, because everyone becomes aware of their identity and their responsibility as Europeans.
Who is taking part? .
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