The Romanian-Hungarian programme, which resulted in the completion of the Csokonai Fórum, will soon be completed. István Puskás, Deputy Mayor of Debrecen, said that the initiative had helped strengthen the relationship between Debrecen and Oradea and the two border regions. 

The Csokonai Fórum, the new cultural space, was inaugurated last August, and since then, the theatre and the city have managed to occupy it. The theatrical facility has been realised through the project “EduCultCentre” (ROHU446), “Romanian-Hungarian Cross-border Training Centre and Cultural and Historical Heritage Treasury”, within the Interreg V-A Romania-Hungary Programme, which will be completed at the end of this year.  

“In the field of theatre culture, we have strengthened cooperation between the two cities and the two border regions. Thanks to this, the Szigligeti Theatre in Oradea has been renewed, and the Csokonai Forum in Debrecen has been completed, which is much more than a theatre building; it is also a community space,” he said.

The partners in the competition, which is now closing, include the city council, the Csokonai Theatre, the Oradea Museum and the Bihor County Library. 

The programme aims to create community spaces, strengthen cross-border cooperation and enrich shared cultural values.

“ The theatre and theatre arts communities of the two cities and the two regions have worked and are working together in various forms. From literary translation, drama translation and theatre workshops to the virtual exhibition of the treasury, a series of sub-projects have been or are being implemented,” the deputy pointed out.

The European Union largely funded the project with more than EUR 10 million.

Source: debrecen.hu

Author: Debrecen4U