The events linked to Eger’s tender application and summary of main news items as edited by TV Eger

Strategic agreement with the university

The Local Government and Eszterházy Károly University have signed a strategic agreement at the public city celebrations commemorating Hungarian Culture Day and the successful preparation of the tender application for “European Capital of Culture 2023”. Those who have excelled at cultural or artistic endeavours received public recognition at the celebrations, and the finalists of the literature competition, organised by the Local Government, were also announced. The finalists included students from Eventus, Tinódi, Dobó, Mária Ward and the Eszterházy Károly University Practise school.

Forum dedicated to the tender application of european capital of culture

A city-wide and regional pulling together is called for if we are to secure the title of European Capital of Culture 2023, stressed Mayor László Habis at the first forum dedicated to the subject. Besides discussing the running order of the tender, the first ideas were voiced too; one of these was the establishment of a contemporary gallery, the involvement of the young in the project, and making smaller communal areas look more pleasant.

General assembly

The General Assembly of Eger gave its unanimous support to the decision to run for the title of European Capital of Culture. A decision was made on the allocation of sports funding for the year ahead. Also, a coordinating body, a division of EVAT, responsible for cultural, touristic, and marketing activities is to be founded; its proposed name is KULTURMA.

Submitting the application

Eger may also run for the title of European Capital of Culture 2023. Mayor László Habis and Zsolt Nyitrai, MP for the city and the region, proposed that Eger run for the title in their joint open letter published on social media platforms.