The General Assembly Meeting of Debrecen approved, in full censensus, the application to be submitted for „The Cultural Capital of Europe, 2023”
The document bearing the title „Sharing Horizons” is to be submitted at the Ministry of Human Resources by Mr. László Papp, mayor of Debrecen, on November 9, 2018.
The English-language slogan of the application is „Sharing Horizons”. The notion of ’’Sharing” conveys the ideas of sharing knowledge, the exchange of experience, collective creation and the idea of partnership, while the expression „horizon” is an allusion to the infinite, but inspiring space prompted by the Hortobágy plains and also to biodiversity, freedom, and opening new vistas, and a shift in scale also. The title is therefore a metaphoric reference to the manyfolded dialogue and the new cultural perspectives the city is faced with. This application relies on the historical heritage of the city and breathes new life into Debrecen’s cultural life in an organizational sense. Winning the title is expected to facilitate achieving these goals, in other words, it is not the goal, but rather an instrument of promoting the city’s development.
Photo: János Miskolczi