12.11.2020 - The second bidbook was endorsed at the Municipal Council in Izola.
The second bidbook was endorsed at the Municipal Council in Izola.
Our second bidbook was unanimously endorsed on 12th November at the Municipal Council in Izola.
16.10.2020 - EPK 2025 povezal slovensko Istro in Istrsko županijo
EPK 2025 povezal slovensko Istro in Istrsko županijo
Slavnostni podpis Sporazuma o sodelovanju z Istrsko županijo je pomemben del uresničevanja vizije o preseganju meja in potrjuje dobro sodelovanje, sobivanje ter preplet bogate kulture mest na območju od Benetk do hrvaške Istre.
Naš #valsprememb je vse močnejši!
24.9.2020 - Strategy Kultura.PIKA shapes the future of our culture!
Strategy Kultura.PIKA shapes the future of our culture!
In order to overcome the diversity of their strategic interests, the municipalities of Piran, Izola, Koper and Ankaran (so-called PIKA) prepared and supported the first Strategic Statement on Culture.PIKA. This is not yet an exhaustive strategy, but rather the result of the first steps towards cooperation and the result of previous consultations. Nevertheless, this statement or letter of intent is also the starting point for the preparation and adoption of a comprehensive Culture Strategy PIKA 2030.
The municipalities of Piran, Izola, Koper and Ankaran, united under the acronym P.I.K.A., have begun to prepare a long-term Istrian cultural strategy. Our team has already tackled it at the first meeting, and on September 30 we are organizing a workshop to which we invite everyone who wants to co-create the vision of the strategy and its goals.
15.9.2020 - Obisk ekipe EPK pri županji v Miljah
Obisk ekipe EPK pri županji v Miljah
Đenio Zadković, župan piranske občine, Barbara Švagelj, podžupanja ankaranske občine, in Martina Gamboz, vodja procesne kandidature PI2025, so se srečali z Lauro Marzi, županjo občine Milje. Milje, ki so edina italijanska občina, ki geografsko spada pod Istro, sodelujejo pri naši kandidaturi za EPK. Današnje srečanje je bilo dobra priložnost za snovanje naslednjih skupnih korakov in za občudovanje istrsko-beneške arhitekture tega majhnega mesta. Naš #valsprememb nima meja!
12.9.2020 - #Waveofchange has reached Monfort!
#Waveofchange has reached Monfort!
Members of the Arts Council, heads of municipal culture sectors and members of the ECoC team met in the pleasant post-industrial ambience of Monfort with the mayors and deputy mayors of all four participating municipalities. Dr. Chris Baldwin, the creative director of PI2025, who, to our great joy, joined us live took this opportunity to present an exceptional artistic and cultural program, which we, together with around 50 local artists and cultural operators, have been tirelessly upgrading and improving during recent months.
11.9.2020 - The third Tlakovec has laid!
The third Tlakovec has laid!
At the last Tlakovec workshop, the participants learned about the effective planning of project costs and expenses in the application process of the ECoC and let themselves be inspired by ideas on sustainable planning of cultural and artistic projects. We would like to thank Andras Suli, an expert in the field of financial planning, and Lucy Latham, an expert in culture and climate change, for very interesting days.
We are extremely happy that Chris Baldwin, who is most responsible for the creation of the artistic and cultural program of our candidacy, was also with us in Piran.
Tlakovec has also paved the route to the elaboration of this program with as many as 19 sessions, 9 professional speakers from all over Europe and with an exceptional (as much as 80%) participation of cultural partners.
11.9.2020 - We are paving the way for the cultural development of our region!
We are paving the way for the cultural development of our region!
On 24 and 25 August, at the second set of workshops of the Tlakovec project, we were inspired by the experiences and ideas of important experts in the fields that are of particular interest to you, as you have entrusted us. With us were the expert in the processes of audience development Agata Etmanowicz, prof. dr. Suzana Žilič Fišer, media and communications expert, and dr. Ulrich Fuchs, who spoke about the implementation of the ECOC project Marseille, Provence 2013. The individual sessions were facilitated by Chris Baldwin, Márton Méhes, Borut Jerman and Martina Gamboz.
1.7.2020 - #We are starting a series of workshops of the TLAKOVEC project!
We are starting a series of workshops of the TLAKOVEC project!
The project is intended to strengthen the capacity of local cultural operators and institutions. In the workshops, we will address topics that are important for them and for the preparation of the candidacy: climate change, audience development and building international cooperation. The workshops will be facilitated by internationally renowned experts.
Professor Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, a researcher in the field of climate change, and Agata Etmanowicz, vice-president of the Impact Foundation based in Warsaw and an audience development expert, will be with us at the first Tlakovec workshop. Individual sections of the workshop will be facilitated by core members of our team – Chris Baldwin, Borut Jerman and Martina Gamboz.
27.2.2020 - #WaveofChange qualified for the second round!
We sail on! #WaveofChange qualified for the second round!
Thanks to everyone who contributed their time, ideas and passion to our joint project! Our candidacy was recognized as a transformational opportunity for Istria, Slovenia and Europe. We will be happy to focus on the work that, in accordance with the recommendations of the expert council, has to be done to make our common dreams a unifying action plan.
07.01.2020 - Public presentation of the first bid book
Public presentation of the first bid book
The creators of the bid book outlined the program with which the Municipality of Piran, together with the municipalities of Izola, Koper and Ankaran, is vying for the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture 2025 (EcoC), in the Praetorian Palace in Koper today. The project with a multilingual name Piran-Pirano4Istria2025, has also been joined by Trieste, Muggia, the County of Istria and the Croatian municipalities of Buje, Umag, Poreč, Novigrad, Rovinj, Labin, Pula and Opatija. The presentation was also attended by the Mayors of Koper (Aleš Bržan), Izola (Danilo Markočič) and Ankaran (Gregor Strmčnik). Giuseppina Rajko, Deputy Mayor of the Istrian County, and Vladimir Torbica, Head of the Department of Culture of the Istrian County, emphasized that after a ten-year lull in cultural cooperation, Istrian cities are now jointly creating a candidacy for the European Capital of Culture.
The project was also welcomed by the Mayor of Buje, Fabrizio Vižintin, the Deputy Mayor of Umag, Mauro Jurman and the Deputy Mayor of Poreč, Nadia Štifanić Dobrilović.
19.12.2019 - Confirmation of the bid book
Confirmation of the bid book
We are thrilled that the municipal councils of the municipalities of Piran, Izola, Koper and Ankaran have unanimously adopted the bid book PI2025!
2.12.2019 - Matera 2019 izreka dobrodošlico kandidaturi Piran 2025
Matera 2019 izreka dobrodošlico kandidaturi Piran 2025
24.10.2019 - Green light for EcoC 2025
Green light for EcoC 2025
The Piran Municipal Council unanimously adopted the EcoC candidacy Piran-Pirano 4 Istria 2025!
Piran, Izola, Koper and Ankaran together for the European Capital of Culture 2025!