NETWORKING MEETING for cross-border cooperation between Germany / Czech Republic / Poland for the European Capital of Culture Chemnitz 2025

Cultural professionals and representatives of the cultural sector from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic are invited to Chemnitz on 11 and 12 May to network with potential cooperation partners for Capital of Culture projects in the 2025 programme. The call for proposals to support cross-border cooperation is open until 31 August. The prerequisite for submitting a project idea is a partner organisation in at least one of the neighbouring countries Poland or the Czech Republic. In order to network actors, project coordinators Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka and Michal Sandor have invited participants to a meeting at the premises of Kulturhauptstadt GmbH. More than 20 cultural practitioners from Chemnitz and the cultural region as well as from Poland and the Czech Republic have announced their attendance.

Key data – Open call for proposals for cross-border cooperation CZ/PL/DE:
The two-stage funding programme offers the opportunity to get to know each other, to be inspired by regional specificities in order to initiate and implement activities in the field of broad culture. The aim is to update the concept of the European Capital of Culture Chemnitz 2025 and thus create a new basis for further joint, regional and international activities in the Polish-Czech-German border region.


Thursday, 11 May 2023

Registration of participants, administrative questions
Finger food and drinks, informal short self-introduction of participants

Presentation of the KHS Chemnitz 2025 by Stefan Schmidtke (Programme Director) Presentation of the MAKERS, BUSINESS & ARTS MBA25 flagship by Josephine Haage (Curator) Presentation of the call for proposals for cross-border cooperation CZ/PL/DE by Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka & Michal Sandor (Project Coordinator)

19:30 – 20:00
Q&A, free networking – find colleagues for tomorrow’s brunch

Friday, 12 May 2023

11:00 – 14:00
Project Idea Exchange Brunch
Presentation of a reference project idea over a meal, coffee or tea:
Hohndorf and its European roots by Lutz Rosenlöcher, Mayor of Hohndorf Networking in free style – discuss your first project ideas with your new colleagues Q&A.

Hohndorf’s mayor Lutz Rosenlöcher presented his ideas about a collaboration between his municipality with Czech and Polish partners. Within 100 years from the 1830s the number of inhabitants increased from 700 to 4000. As in his own family, people came from the neighbour countries to Hohndorf to work in coal mining. In a project for the European Capital of Culture year he wants to tell these people’s stories across borders from today’s perspective. In the networking meeting he received enthusiastic feedback and spoke to people from museums, theaters and municipalities.


Photos: Mareike Hohlfeld