Rouen Seine Normande 2028 Representatives Visiting České Budějovice

The contest for the title of European Capital of Culture 2028 is over in the Czech Republic, but France still does not know its winner. Rouen whose representatives visited us last week is one of the finalists.

After the city tour, the delegation met with the Budějovice 2028 team to discuss common topics and opportunities for future projects. And there are many! A big common topic is youth work. That is why we are together part of a new network called Culture Next Youth and this year we could already  send a representative of Budějovice Majáles to the first meeting of young cultural promoters from Europe.

Together we are also part of the successful CreArt project. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation, which will give young Czech artists and curators the opportunity to exhibit/perform and curate abroad.

We are very pleased that we were able to arrange a meeting of the Rouen 2028 team with Professor Vrba from the Department of Ecosystem Biology at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. We discussed our next common topic, which is rivers in cities.

We also met with the local Alliance Française South Bohemia and its director Margot Roulland.

Thank you for your visit and good luck in the finals of the ECoC contest.

(c) Pavel Balek