European Capital of Culture 2016

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European Capital of Culture 2016

San Sebastian has been chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2016. This candidacy will be shared with the Polish City of Wroclaw.

The basic idea "Waves of energy" sums up the "soul" of the "San Sebastián 2016" candidature in a clear message: people and movements of citizens are the real driving force behind transformations and changes in the world. They provide the vital civic energy that makes societies advance and progress. Citizens, in short, play the leading role in the search for solutions to new global challenges.

Waves of Energy means a commitment to the basic role played by men and women, individually and collectively, and to the engagement of citizens and the involvement of social capital in the shared construction of society.