European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC)

Closing the Gap roundtable five: Broumov

Broumov, Czech Republic
Closing The Gap Broumov
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The fifth Closing The Gap roundtable focused on the cultural, social and economic impact of the European Capital of Culture programme at the regional level.

The event took place in Broumov, Czech Republic, hosted by our member Vzdělávací a kulturní centrum Broumov, part of the consortium leading the candidacy of the city of Broumov for the title of 2028 European Capital of Culture.

Discover more about the Closing the Gap programme here

Thursday 23rd of May - morning open to public, afternoon on invitation

10.00-10.30 Welcome and introduction by:

·      Piet Forger, Closing The Gap programme coordinator and ENCC board member

·      Žaneta Vávrová and Marie Silondi, legacy plans from Vzdělávací a kulturní centrum Broumov and finalist of ECoC Broumov 2028+

10.30-12.30 Small small regions matter: inspirational talks by experts:

·      Rethinking the value of culture and cultural heritage for peripheral areas and cultural tourism, by Nancy Duxbury

·     The European Capitals of Culture programme: its potential for regions and how to work with its legacy, by Else Christensen-Redzepovic

Q&A and discussion

12.30-14.00 Informal lunch

14.00-15.30 Working groups focused on the Broumov region:

·      What are the needs of the local cultural sector that policy makers and authorities should address?

·      What do policy makers and authorities need from the cultural sector and the ECoC candidacy team?

·      How can the legacy of the ECoC candidacy contribute to the region's development?

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Main conclusions plenary and next steps

17.30-18.00 Informal drink


Friday 24th of May 2024 - study visits

9.45 Departure to Martínkovice

10.00-11.00 Visit of the emerging cultural center Hoprich

11.00 Departure to Sokolowsko

11.30-14.00 Visit and informal lunch at Fundacja in Situ in Sokolowsko

  • View the event's photo gallery here