On 24 November, as part of Rijeka’s preparations to be the first Croatian city to adopt Agenda 21 (also known as Culture 21), the international programme which focuses on 21st century urban development through sustainable development and governance, RIJEKA 2020 LLC has organised a presentation of the Pilot Cities Programme in cooperation with United Cities and Local Governments.
The “Pleased to Meet You” platform goes to Mrkopalj on Thursday, 30 November at noon, where the programming and banquet in the Centre for Culture will open with the Historical and Ethno exhibition of Mrkopalj, which will also double as an opportunity for a 27 Neighbourhoods get-together.
Bernadette Lynch feels that it is important to establish cooperation in the full sense of the word in order to reduce the odds that someone will perceive the project as something foreign with which they cannot identify.
On Friday, 24 November in Rijeka, as part of the conference on participatory governance, a meeting was held between all Croatian European Capital of Culture 2020 candidate cities in order to determine potential areas of cooperation on the Rijeka 2020 – ECOC project.
Nina Obiljen Koržinek, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, participated in the closing panel of the conference Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies.
This November, as part of the 27 Neighbourhoods flagship, small local neighbourhood community get-togethers are starting.
The conference included a series of panels, discussions, workshops and supporting programming with the aim of answering the question posed by the topic – Belonging & Becoming: Culture, Heritage and our Future.