Wroclaw is together with San Sebastian (Spain) a Cultural Capital City for 2016. The European Capital of Culture is designated every year by the European Union.
In 2016 there will be various events organized in Wroclaw.
More information about the events and Wroclaw as a Cultural Capital City is available here: http://www.wroclaw2016.pl
Rafal Dutkiewicz, mayor of Wroclaw in his exclusive invitation for our readers to visit his city said: ‘’The extraordinary city`s history is being continuously enriched by prestigious scientific, cultural or sport events. In 2016 Wroclaw will become European Capital of Culture, whereas in 2017 it will be the host of The World Games. Wroclaw is the meeting place – let’s meet in Wroclaw.Wroclaw is the meeting place – let’s meet in Wroclaw.’’ Read the whole invitation here:
Wroclaw is also a fantastic city to visit with families as it offers lots of various activities for different ages. More information about this subject is available in our article: Poland a new family – holiday destination? Part 2-Wroclaw: https://www.communications-unlimited.nl/poland-a-new-family-holiday-destination-part-2-wroclaw/
The idea of the European Capital of Culture originated in 1985.
A former actress Melina Mercouri, then Greece’s Minister of Culture, and her French counterpart Jack Lang came up with the idea of designating an annual Capital of Culture to bring Europeans closer together by highlighting the richness and diversity of European cultures and raising awareness of their common history and values.
The Commission of the European Union manages the title and each year the Council of Ministers of the European Union formally designates European Capitals of Culture: more than 40 cities have been designated so far.
An international panel of cultural experts is in charge of assessing the proposals of cities for the title according to criteria specified by the European Union.
Sources: Communications-Unlimited.nl, Wikipedia