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Rijeka has been declared European Capital of Culture 2020

Rijeka, 24 March 2016
Rijeka has been declared European Capital of Culture 2020. In the second round of the competition for this prestigious title, Rijeka outdid Pula, Osijek and Dubrovnik, showing that it is ready to base city development on the widest cultural range over the next couple of years, as well as, in its future prospects.

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The “Mali Salon” gallery as the information and presentation centre of the candidature of Rijeka for the title of European capital of culture 2020

Rijeka, 9 March 2016
As of 10 March the “Mali Salon” gallery will become the information and presentation centre of the candidature of Rijeka for the title of European capital of culture 2020. The interactive collection of the exhibition was conceived by architects Idis Turato and Ida Križaj Leko, in order to visualise, in the best and the most creative manner, the entire bidding process. The complete work, in addition to the final bid book, also includes an insight into the creation of the concept through work materials (charts, brainstorming meetings, e-mail correspondence). Opening: at 18:00 h, Thursday, 10 March.

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A delegation of the Congress of local and regional authorities is monitoring the implementation of the Charter of Local Self-government in Rijeka

Rijeka, 3 March 2016
A delegation of the Congress of local and regional authorities sojourns in Croatia from 2 to 4 March, where it is carrying out monitoring, on a regular basis, of the implementation of the Charter of local self-government in order to establish the state of local and regional democracy. Within the visit, the Congressional delegation has sojourned today in Rijeka where it met with the City Council president Dorotea Pešić Bukovac and Rijeka mayor Vojko Obersnel.

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Neuss to host the Rijeka Civic Museum’s exhibition “The Industrial Story of Rijeka"

Rijeka, 29 February 2016
The Rijeka Civic Museum’s exhibition “The Industrial Story of Rijeka” will be displayed in Romaneum, multimedia building, centrally located in the German city of Neuss from 2 to 24 March. The exhibition will be displayed within the long-term friendly cooperation between Rijeka and the city of Neuss.

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A High-Level Delegation of the PR of China paid a visit to the Rijeka Port Authority

Rijeka, 25 February 2016
Yesterday, a High-Level Delegation of the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), paid a visit to the Rijeka Port Authority. On that occasion, the advantages and possibility of investing in projects of the Port Authority were presented to the delegation members, informing them also about Rijeka transport route development projects and the construction of the new Zagreb pier container terminal. The Chinese guests expressed particular interest in investing in the Port of Rijeka.

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Within competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020, Rijeka has published its bid book

Rijeka, 24 February 2016
The bid book, whereby Rijeka competes in the second round for this prestigious title has been published on the website dedicated to the candidature of Rijeka for European Capital of Culture 2020. On 10 February, the book was submitted to the Ministry of Culture and the European Selection Panel that will take a decision on the designation of the city – European Capital of Culture 2020.

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The new Ambassador of Denmark met with city and county representatives

Rijeka, 22 February 2016
The new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Anders Christian Hougård met with the representatives of the City of Rijeka and the Primorje Gorski Kotar County. The high guest and the hosts discussed natural resource and regional property management, energy projects and green technology development, as well as, cultural projects and the European University Games Zagreb – Rijeka in 2016.

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“The Great War - Four Years of Blood and Iron”, touring exhibition of the Institute and Museum of Military History, Budapest

Rijeka, 16 February 2016
A touring exhibition dedicated to the First World War (1914-1918) will be inaugurated at the Civic Museum of Rijeka, at 19:00 h, Thursday, 18 February. The exhibition is organised by the Hungarian Institute in Zagreb, the Embassy of Hungary and the Institute and Museum of Military History, Budapest.

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Submitted the final registration documents for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020

Rijeka, 10 February 2016
The head of the Department of Culture of the City of Rijeka, Ivan Šarar and Irena Kregar Šegota, adviser for international cooperation at the Department of Culture have submitted today the final registration documents for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020 of the City of Rijeka to the Ministry of Culture in Zagreb.

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A replica of the statue of Janko Polić Kamov has been placed in Barcelona

Rijeka, 28 January 2016
A replica of the full-length statue of writer Janko Polić Kamov, work of academic sculptor Zvonimir Kamenar, has been placed in the park of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau, in Barcelona, Spain. This is the replica of the statue that since 2000 has been placed in Rijeka, on the bridge over the Rječina river. The bronze statue placed in Barcelona is a gift given by the City of Rijeka to Barcelona, city in which the writer spent the last few years of his life.

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Signed the Initiative for the establishment of friendly cooperation between Gdansk and Rijeka

Rijeka, 23 November 2015
The City of Rijeka hosted a reception for the delegation of the city of Gdansk, Poland who sojourn in Rijeka from 22 to 24 November 2015. During the reception, the Initiative was signed for the establishment of friendly cooperation between Gdansk and Rijeka, where both parties expressed their wish to further strengthen cooperation in the fields of culture and economy, and to connect the universities. The Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor is the link that connects the two cities – ports.

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The City of Rijeka has received recognition for its "social calculator"

Rijeka, 18 November 2015
The City of Rijeka has received recognition for its project E-benefits, social programme of the City of Rijeka, the-so-called "social calculator". The recognition “Best Practice Certificate” was received in Maastricht (NL), by Ankica Perhat, head of the Department of Health and Social Welfare. This recognition is awarded on the basis of the European Public Sector Award which this year’s theme was “The Public Sector as Partner for a Better Society”.

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“Easy Towns“ project partnership

Rijeka, 22 October 2015
From 20 to 21 October, the City of Rijeka took part in the initial conference of the “Easy Towns” project, held in Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium. The “Easy Towns“ project is financed  under the EU “Europe for Citizens” programme. The total project value amounts to EUR 145,000, and project partners are: Vicenza (Italy), Heist-op-den-Berg (Belgium), L'Alfas del Pi (Spain), Pforzheim (Germany), Pula (Croatia), Šentjur (Slovenia), Gozo (Malta), Niepolomice (Poland), Craigavon (UK – Northern Ireland) and Rijeka.

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The New Integrated Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy signed in Brussels by mayor Obersnel

Rijeka, 16 October 2015
Rijeka mayor Vojko Obersnel signed in Brussels an annex to the Covenant of Mayors whereby the City of Rijeka as a signatory to the European initiative relating to 3x20 goals by 2020 committed itself to taking measures with the aim of increasing energy efficiency and sustainable development. The new covenant is aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in the atmosphere by at least 40 % by 2030 and implementing the actual European protocols aimed at climate protection.

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Deputy mayor Miroslav Matešić has been elected to the CIVITAS PAC – Political Advisory Committee of the Civitas network

Rijeka, 12 October 2015
During the annual Civitas conference held in Ljubljana, titled Civitas Forum – Sharing the City, the deputy mayor of the City of Rijeka Miroslav Matešić has been elected to the CIVITAS PAC (Political Advisory Committee). Within the conference, at the meeting of the Civinet Slovenia-Croatia network, the Management Committee has taken a decision whereby determining that starting from September 2016, for two years, Rijeka will host the head office of the Civinet Slovenia – Croatia network.

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Rijeka's eBenefits, social programme of the City of Rijeka among the best European projects

Rijeka, 29 June 2015
The project titled Rijeka's eBenefits, social programme of the City of Rijeka has been identified as one of the best European projects at the European Public Sector Award, running this year under the theme ‘The Public Sector as Partner for a Better Society’.

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Call for proposals of programmes

With the KamovResidency Programme the City of Rijeka wishes to enable contemporary European and world creators to better understand artistic, cultural and social situation in Croatia - especially in Rijeka. At the same time, citizens of Rijeka will have access to the European and world art scenes. The residency programmes that will be financed or co-financed by the City Budget are residency programmes in the city of Rijeka for creative individuals from the fields of literature, visual and audiovisual arts, music, drama and dance, other performing arts, social sciences and humanities.The timetable of the Residency will be defined in consultation with the Programme Council and the applicant. A minimum stay is 15 days. The Call for proposals is ongoing.

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Presented the website dedicated to the candidature of Rijeka for the European capital of culture

Rijeka, 14 November 2013
The City Department of Culture has presented today its website http://www.rijekaepk.eu, where all information about the project relating to the candidature of Rijeka for the title of the European capital of culture will be joined. All activities tied to the candidature will be published on this website to enable citizens to get acquainted with the project and provide a possibility to ask questions or send ideas and suggestions to the published contact e-mail address.

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Adopted the City of Rijeka Development Strategy for the period 2014 – 2020

Rijeka, 19 September 2013
The Council of the City of Rijeka, adopted the City of Rijeka Development Strategy for the period 2014-2020, as proposed by mayor Vojko Obersnel. This document will mark the development of Rijeka over the next seven years, and its realisation has been estimated at HRK 22.5 billion.

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