Even without title: We'll carry on!

Even without title: We'll carry on!

European Capital of Culture 2025 - in recent years, many committed Dresden citizens, associations and initiatives, cultural institutions and companies have worked together with the Bid Office Dresden 2025 to achieve this title. Together we discussed, contributed ideas, organised events, initiated projects, crossed our fingers and put a lot of heart and soul into the application.
We are very sad, but we have given our best and are proud of the potential that the application has unleashed within the city. We will use this power to push things forward in Dresden even without the competition. We would like to thank everyone for their great commitment. So please remain committed to our "Neue Heimat Dresden 2025" in the future as well.

Cooperation Brazzaville - Dresden

Cooperation Brazzaville - Dresden

Music, dance and puppetry: Since 1975 Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo and Dresden are twin cities. Artists from both places met at the rivers Congo and Elbe. On 5 February 2020 the joint production "Am Fluss der Zeit" celebrated its premiere at the tjg. theater junge generation. The cooperation was developed as part of the "Power of Strangeness" programme field of the bid for the "European Capital of Culture 2025". Further information can be found here.

Open-minded Dresden

Open-minded Dresden

With a travelling exhibition, thematic city tours and a varied programme of special events, Dresden's cultural institutions are taking to the streets from 1 to 15 February 2020. Experience the city as a place of exchange and encounter: The commemorative bus "Requiem for the Future" is a mobile project on current perspectives of remembrance and mourning in Europe on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Dresden during the war in February 1945. #WOD – initiative for an open-minded Dresden is an open association of cultural institutions with the aim to set up positive markers for freedom, democracy and an open society that shows solidarity. You'll find the whole programme here.

Literature Network Dresden

Literature Network Dresden

The newly founded "Literaturnetz Dresden" strengthens Dresden's diverse literary scene and makes literature in the city even easier to experience. A website introduces you to what Dresden has to offer in the way of literature. In addition to events, you will also find authors and places of literary events in the city. Local partnerships and better networked cooperation were also an aspect of our bid strategy. We are pleased that the lively literary scene is now promoting Dresden as a literary location with its new network. You can find further information here.

European Charlemagne Youth Prize

European Charlemagne Youth Prize

Young people aged between 16 and 30 from all EU Member States can submit projects for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2020. The deadline for applications is 21 February 2020. The European Parliament together with the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen is looking for projects run by and for youth showing an active participation in the development of Europe. Youth engagement was also a topic of the bid for the "European Capital of Culture 2025". In addition to our Youth Council, numerous young people came together at the International Dresden Dialogue in September 2019 to negotiate the future of Dresden and Europe. Further information on the European Charlemagne Youth Prize can be found here.