Europe is next door
What is C-City? .
Realising creative ideas and creating a European network: This is the cultural project C-City – Europe is next door. The C-Cities are Gütersloh (Germany), Châteauroux (France), Broxtowe (UK), Falun (Sweden) and Grudziądz (Poland). From 2025, they want to implement projects together every year – in individual actions and cities, but also in several places at the same time. For the C-Cities click here.
Who can take part?
All citizens from the C-Cities who want to creatively support the European idea. Whether alone, as an association, as a group or in organisations: Anyone with an idea can apply. If you are interested or require further information, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
How is the collaboration realised?
Through musical and artistic exchanges and joint projects, annual conferences, workshops, meetings, lectures, digital communication platforms, personal commitment, volunteer work, synchronisation of work results.
What are the main topics?
The project currently focuses on six thematic areas for cultural, tourism, sports and urban projects. These are: Visual arts, nutrition and lifestyle, sport, history and customs, music, youth parliament. Among other things, there may be activities in the areas of theatre, dance, film, music, literature, science, business and cultural policy. Click here for the project ideas.
What has already happened?
A kick-off conference in Gütersloh in 2022 with participants from the C-Cities became a think tank. These ideas were further honed at a second planning meeting in Châteauroux in 2023. Among other things, a joint cookbook was created as a pilot project and is currently being realised. The book brings all five cities together, presenting dishes and food from the regions, people and their stories.
The C-City network is intended to show that medium-sized European cities also have an impact when it comes to culture. But it’s not just about culture. C-City is also a contribution to peace work by making us aware of our identity and our responsibility as Europeans through joint actions. To the charter.
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