Община Варна - култура и изкуство
Candidature of Varna for European Capital of Culture
It was launched on 13 June 1985 by the Greek minister of culture, the famous actress and singer, Melina Mercouri. Initially, the initiative was called European City of Culture in a special motion of the Council of Ministers of the Union.

The official document stated that the European City of Culture was to present a culture which in its historical roots and contemporary development was characterized both by common elements and a heritage which had been due to differences.


Bulgaria’s European Capital of Culture
In 2019, a Bulgarian city and a Italian city will be the European Capitals of Culture. The designation procedures are described in Decision No 1622 of 24 October 2006 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

The applications are assessed by a special commission of 13 members. Seven of them are from European institutions and six are appointed by the applicant-country.



Festivals and Competitions

International Vocal Competition Morski Zvezdichki (Sea Stars)

4 - 6 July 2017

Participants in this competition are up to 25 years old divided into 4 age groups. It aims to promote children’s and youth performing art. The competition takes place on the stage of P. R. Slaveykov Cultural Club – main organizer of the event.

For contacts:
Varna 9023
zh.k.  Vl. Varnenchik, 21, Konstantin and Fruzhin Blvd. 
Chairman Greta Ilieva
Secretary of the Cultural Club Maya Drumeva
tel.: +359 52/ 510 305;  359 52/ 510 304; 359 52/ 510 306
fax: 359 52/ 510 305
e-mail: slaveikov@abv.bg

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