CJX is a project of the community of bloggers from Cluj, with the aim of supporting the application of the city to apply for the European Capital of Culture 2021 title, through promoting the city as a tourist destination, as a European Youth Capital in 2015 and a future European Capital of Culture.
This summer we plan to visit 10 cities: former, current and future European Capitals of Culture. We want to know what the European Capital of Culture title or the bidding process for this title means for these cities, what are its effects on the everyday lives of people living in these cities, how it contributes to the development of the local cultural scene and how does the programme transform the city’s image and infrastructure.
Our aim is to meet with the teams who organized the events of the European Capital of Culture and to find out about their experiences in preparing and writing the application and – in the case of the cities which already implemented the programme – their experience in the implementation of the programme, the organization of the events. At the same time we wish to tell the story of Cluj everywhere we go, put it on the map of the European Cultural Capitals and ask for advice in preparing our bid for the competition!