To become the European Capital of Culture in 2016. This is the horizon, the dream and the commitment that drives the whole of Cordoban society on and guides our daily work, in a spirit of openness, participation and maximum cooperation between institutions.
At this time, the candidature to obtain the position of European Capital of Culture lies, without a doubt, among the most relevant projects for the future projection of Cordoba, a World Heritage city.
But this plan for the future reaches beyond that key date, 2016, and clearly expresses a firm commitment to culture as an essential ingredient in order to fully develop our city.
From the beginning, the project has been lucky enough to rely on the cooperation of dozens of public and private institutions and representatives of the world of culture and
But also forming part of this legacy are the marks of identity that, anywhere in the world, speak of Cordoba as a meeting place where dialogue, respect and equality among all people, the defence of Human Rights, and a sense of justice and solidarity are crying out to be treated as a universal language.
This is the philosophy that pervades this document, entitled “Cordoba in
The fact is that this approach, this permanent dialogue, this constant interaction between culture and citizens is, without doubt, one of the fundamental aims of our project for the European Capital of Culture, with our mind set not only on 2016, but also on the Cordoba of the 21st century.
We have been advancing towards this goal from the very day we decided to submit our application, because the mere fact of having launched the initiative has succeeded in generating new cultural habits among the citizens of Cordoba, who show a genuine passion for culture and that quality of the connoisseur which has been so common in these lands for centuries.
Andrés Ocaña Rabadán