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Greetings

We, the citizens of Veszprém are eager to present our city to the world in 2023 as it has never been showed before.

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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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Thanks from the Mayor

Thanks to the cooperation, goals and programme proposals were drafted and discussed, and by December 20th the final proposal was successfully submitted. These few months showed me that the dialogue…

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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…