The Conference of Ministers of Culture has nominated Chemnitz as European Capital of Culture for the year 2025. In doing so, it followed the professional vote of the European jury of experts. Under the motto “C the Unseen – European Makers of Democracy”, Chemnitz has also presented a convincing concept in the opinion of the Conference of Culture Ministers. The ministers expressly thanked the jury for its well-founded work.
Mayor Sven Schulze on the decision of the Conference of Ministers of Culture: “We are delighted that the Conference of Ministers of Culture has now formally followed the jury’s decision and that we may without any doubt represent Germany as European Capital of Culture 2025. We will be a good host for Europe in 2025 and talk to Europe about how we want to tackle the common, important issues. The preparations for 2025 are already in full swing: with the founding of the GmbH and the broad involvement of the population already in the application process, we have an excellent basis with which we now want to develop the game plan for the entire year 2025. Chemnitz and Europe can look forward to an eventful 2025 and much urban development until then and beyond.
Saxony’s Minister of Culture Barbara Klepsch commented on the decision: “The city of Chemnitz has made a great application. It has been recommended by the jury as European Capital of Culture 2025. And today this recommendation was formally confirmed by the decision of the Conference of Ministers of Culture. That is great. I am especially happy for the hundreds of supporters in the city and the state, in associations and initiatives, who are now being rewarded for their work. For me as Minister of Culture, it is now important to use this momentum. As the Free State, we will support Chemnitz financially and with personnel as announced.”