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The winner of the Fiume Carnival has been announced

In two months the Fiume or as most of us know it the Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture will start its programme. Our Croatian friends have invited the Bakony-Balaton…

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Introducing the jury of our branding competition

Seven designers have been invited to take part in the branding competition to create new visual identity for our ECOC 2023 programme. We have introduced them through our social media…

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Our ECOC programme is getting a new visual identity

The competition brief the is based on our new name „Veszprém – Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture” to emphasise the importance of the cooperation between the city and the region. 

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European Cultural Tandem experiences

A European Cultural Foundation has organised a Cultural Tandem programme in which three professionals have been selected from Veszprém. The first meeting took place in Fiume with a three day…

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We are looking for... - open call

We are looking for an adventurous, culturally embedded pub/restaurant-owners, who wants to be part of Veszprém's greatest adventure...

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These are the successful applicants! - Tandem Cultural Capitals 2019

The open call of Tandem Cultural Capitals 2019 had been closed and the three applicants were chosen to participate in Tandem cultural collaboration programmes.

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Open Call - Tandem Cultural Capitals 2019

European collaboration programme for creative professionals, cultural managers and their organisations working in previous & future European Capitals of Culture.

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Dear Citizens! Dear Friends of Veszprém!

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WE HAVE WON! Veszprém can officially become European Capital of Culture in 2023!

It is Veszprém's bid for European Capital of Culture that is backed by the project's independent, international experts' board, the decision was announced on Friday in Budapest. Veszprém mayor Gyula…

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It's finish time – Let everybody cheer for us!

What plans have we got for the remaining days of the ECoC competition? Zoltán Mészáros, director of Veszprém–Balaton 2023 Plc talked about this  in Méz Rádió's latest Veszprém-Balaton 2023 magazine…

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How would Veszprém's secondary grammar school students develop the city?

The latest guests of Méz Rádió's Veszprém-Balaton 2023 magazine programme were students of Veszprém's Lovassy secondary grammar school, who were asked in the wake of their successful "Common Touch" record…

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The Festival of Dance in a More Colourful and International Presentation

We have dreamt up a Central European dancefestival – let the town become one huge dancefloor, where all genres may feel at home, regardless of age or nationality.

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"We are going to Become one of the Most Exciting Gastro-Regions”

Méz Rádió's Veszprém-Balaton 2023 magazine programme discussed the situation of Veszprém and Balaton region gastronomy as prompted by the first Füred Gastro Fest.

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How can Veszprém provide future perspectives for today’s young generations?

Our ECOC bid tackles issues that many cities across Europe have to face. Such is the identity crisis of small and medium-size cities similar to Veszprém.

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ReCord Break by Lovassy Grammar School Students for ECoC 2023 Success

A total of one hundred and eighty students pressed their palms dipped in colour paint to the large caption of  #Veszprém2023 at the local Lovassy Secondary Grammar School, thus breaking…

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The Cultural Mission of Fashion – Katti Zoób

In Méz Rádió's magazine programme Veszprém-Balaton 2023 Zoltán Mészáros talked with Katti Zoób – an ambassador of the Veszprém-Balaton ECoC programme – about the role of Hungarian fashion in the…

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Finding a Common Denominator with Young Europeans

Nowadays the gap between the language use of the young and older people is perhaps wider than ever.

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Sexy Region - Rethinking the Role of the Countryside

In our ECOC bid we reflect on several issues that may be considered generally European ones. Such an issue is for example rethinking the role of the countryside, which is especially up-to-date…

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This Programme Will Help Introduce Us to the 21st Century

Veszprém has submitted its bid for the title of European Capital of Culture 2023. Broadcaster Dávid Szekeres asked mayor Gyula Porga and Zoltán Mészáros, director of Bakony-Balaton 2023 Plc about…

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A Town Within the City: What Life is Like in the Haszkovó District, Based on a Fresh Survey

A minor town’s population lives in the concrete blocks of the Jutas Road housing estate: more than 14 000 people. Nearly a third of Veszprém’s population live in these reinforced concrete buildings; still, we…

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Easier Together - Partnerships for the ’Veszprém 2023 European Capital of Culture’ Bid

An important pillar of Veszprém’s European Capital of Culture 2023 bid is a range of cooperation and partnership schemes. Both for the ECOC year and the run-up period, there are…

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“LET THIS CITY COME ALIVE AGAIN: LET ITS HEART BEAT AND LET IT BUZZ LIKE IT USED TO!”

Where are all the skateboarders gone and why? Is the city truly dead on a Friday night, and if yes, why? Zoltán Mészáros talked with Balázs Jassek (STÉG Skateboarding) and…

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Turning a Drawback into an Asset – the Rebirth of of a Veszprém Troll

The twenty-storey building is one of the most controversial icons of Veszprém. Whichever direction we look at it, it is a characteristic element of Veszprém’s townscape, but locals still dislike it.…

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Cocrete Housing Blocks Should Not Stand In The Way of Culture – Veszprém – Balaton 2023 in Méz Rádió

In Méz Rádió Veszprém-Balaton 2023 magazine programme Zoltán Mészáros discussed Veszprém housing estate Haszkovó's cultural opportunities, general situation and everyday life with his guests Milós Oláh and Amália Neveda.

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Area of Veszprém Coach Station to be Revived as Touristic Reception Zone

The Haszkovó housing estate, the Castle District, and the area of the Coach Station – these are three parts of Veszprém which are intended to pay key roles in the…

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University Survey – How Students See Veszprém’s ECOC Bid

Despitethefactthat University of Pannonia campus partsare centrally located in Veszprém, theinstitutionstillfunctionsas a closed and secludedworldtothepresentday. University studentsaresorelymissedfromthecity’scultural life. We hopethe ECOC bidcouldchangethis. We wouldliketoactivelyinvolveuniversitystudents in thecity’s life, and especially in thework of the…

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12 Walls – International Architectural Performance and Exhibition in Veszprém

Groups of young British, American, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Hungarian architects have painted twelve walls in an early 20th century building of Veszprém, which stood abandoned for thirty years, to call attention to…

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Taste the World: International Flavours  and Cultural Encounters in Veszprém

"Taste the World" is an event jointly organised by the University of Pannonia’s Faculty of Economics and Veszprém-Balaton 2023 Plc: international students present their cultures through the cuisines and foods…

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Veszprém and the Balaton Region's ECOC 2023 bid soon ready

It is not much longer to wait for the decision that closes the second round of the European Capital of Culture bid. Veszprém has high chances of winning. In Méz…

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First Design Week Organised in Veszprém

For the first time this year, Veszprém has joined the extensive events series of the Budapest Design Week. Design Week Veszprém comes to stand as a joint project of Veszprém Municipal Town, Veszprém-Balaton…

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Veszprém Won a Gold Medal at the Entente Florale Europe 

Veszprém has won a Gold Medal at the Entente Florale Europe competition for City Horticulture. Our town also holds the President’s Award for the Restoration of a Public Open Space…

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Building Cultural Communities Project Launched in Veszprém

A novel project to build cultural communities has been initiated in Veszprém. Linked to the European Year of Cultural Heritage and lasting for eighteen months, the project involves as partners…

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Electric Vehicle Development for a Liveable Veszprém

Self-developed electric scooters and bicycles as well as charging stations are being tested in Veszprém in a joint project of ServoMovement and Veszprém Municipal Service Plc. Among the testers of…

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The City Centre is Turned into an ECOC Cinema 

As part of the Veszprém European Capital of Culture 2023 bid programme, Óváros tér was turned into an open-air street cinema for the last days of the summer.

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Veszprém is a finalist

As per the recommendation of the independent professional committee of the pre-election meeting of the ECoC 2023, the joint application submitted by Veszprém and the Bakony-Balaton region was selected to…

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International support to ECoC

Special video messages were received from Mayors of the following partner cities: Celje, Rovaniemi, Tartu and Ptuj. We are grateful for their support!

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Funding for Veszprém

Veszprém Municipality received funding in the framework of the "Erasmus + KA3 Structured Dialogue" tender. The winning project called "SportTown" aims to initiate dialogue between various generations on the usage…

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The application was submitted

Following a months-long intensive project work, a major milestone in the ECoC 2023 Veszprém application was reached. The application was completed and officially summited on 20 December.

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Ambassadors’ video

In special interviews, they were asked to talk about their personal bonding to Veszprém because of which they had become ECoC Ambassadors.

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Advent in Veszprém

A special novelty was organised by Veszprém Municipality to surprise the visitors of the Advent programmes in Veszprém. Between December 4 and 11, a mobile igloo was located in Old…

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Veszprém and Balatonfüred were awarded

As a grand prize winner, Veszprém was offered the opportunity to take part in European Flowery Cities competition (Ententa Florale) in 2018.

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Prima Prize was awarded to Pannon Castle Theatre

The prestigious award in the Hungarian theatre and film category was given to Pannon Castle Theatre. It was received by the Director, László Vándorfi, who represented the whole team.

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Veszprém Business Forum

Veszprém intends to become the most attractive settlement to domestic and foreign entrepreneurs. To foster this goal, Veszprém Municipality organised a Business Forum on 21 November 2017 in the Veszprém…

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Cooperation agreement signed at the 2nd Civil Conference

To strengthen Veszpém’s application and as a follow-up event of the conference in May, the 2nd Civil Conference was organised at Hangvilla on 10 November.

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ECoC Ambassador at Bakony Expo

Péter Gulyás, handball player, sixteen times Hungarian Champion and ECoC Ambassador was invited to an interactive cooking show at the Bakony Expo to promote Veszprem’s application among the visitors.

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2nd Civil Conference

The 2nd Civil Conference related to the ECC 2023 Veszprém application will take place on 10 November at Hangvilla in Veszprém.

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Surveys

The ECC 2023 Veszprém application’s key concept is collaboration, which appears not only in the joint proposal of Veszprém and the Balaton region, but also in the fact that local…

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New brand identity

On 4 October, a press conference was organised to give an update on the preparation of the application and also to present the new brand identity of the ECoC 2023…

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Pre-application workshops

On the initiative of Gyula Porga, the Mayor of Veszprém, several workshops took place with the participation of the local governments and professionals of the related settlements to discuss opportunities…

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Professional workshops

Following the roundtable discussions that took place in May, workshops were organised for local sport associations, civil organisations, and other regional professionals to clarify open questions and fine-tune the submitted…

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1st Civil Conference

The 1st Civil Conference related to the ECC 2023 Veszprém application took place on May 26 at Hangvilla in Veszprém.

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Advisory Board's meeting

Gyula Porga, the Mayor of Veszprém initiated a meeting with the top executives of the most significant local companies on June 16 at Veszprém Aréna.

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Competition for brand identity is closed

Bakony-Balaton TDM operating within Veszprém Municipality invited three local designers to submit a proposal for the ECC 2023 Veszprém brand identity’s competition.

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ECC 2023 Veszprém Roundtable

More than 40 regional professionals participated in the “European Capital of Culture 2023 Veszprém” roundtable discussion organised by Veszprém Municipality, which took place on May 22 in the Mayor’s Office.

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ECC Veszprém 2023 at regional festivals

To increase the awareness of the ECC programme and to promote Veszprém’s application among the local citizens, a Veszprém 2023 stand was set up at various regional outdoor events and…

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Establishment of the Arts Council supporting the application

As a result of the initiative of the Municipality of Veszprém Town of County Rank, an Arts Council was established in the spring of 2017 to support Veszprém’s application for…

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Veszprém and Balaton apply jointly for the ECoC 2023

The Municipality of Veszprém Town and Balaton Szövetség signed an official agreement on May 22 to emphasize their objective of submitting a joint proposal for the European Capital of Culture…