Changing city

In September 2008, the city of Košice, as the first in Slovakia, was awarded the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture with its Interface project

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Austrian-Hungarian history and post-socialist reality, original multi-cultural identity and a position as the second largest Slovak city, the metropolis of the Carpathian region and, at the same time, a city on the Schengen border. Košice (together with Marseille) became a 2013 European Capital of Culture.

We support creativity

This is the main message of the project and the new vision for Košice, a city which has always been known for its rich history and developed heavy industry. Thanks to the Interface project and the European Capital of Culture 2013 title, the city shall also become the centre of creativity and a new future for young, creative people who wish to live and work in our city, which is their home.

The project has the ambition to use this ‚border’ position for creating a metaphoric ’gateway’ to Eastern Europe. The basis of the Interface project is a cultural and artistic programme able to create a platform for new communication in the European cultural area, bringing a lot of innovative ideas and projects. It will provide the necessary European dimension to events, prospective links and cultural exchanges, mutually enriching the relationship between Košice and Europe.

Source: official project webpage.

Innovative ideas and projects