"Prague: European City of Culture" wraps up as a success
In 1998 Prague and eight other European cities were granted the title "European City of Culture 2000". The title helped increase awareness and funding for various cultural events to be held in the Czech capital in the millennium year, including music, dance, theatre, film, architecture, literature and multimedia events. This week saw the first proper evaluation of the "Prague: European City of Culture 2000," and Pavla Navratilova went along to check out the results.
The European City of Culture saw more than 380 events held in the Czech capital last year, and the whole project cost almost 800 million Czech crowns. This week the European City of Culture committee held a preliminary evaluation of the project, and labelled it a resounding success. Martin Bartunek is the project's communications manager.