Discussions about culture in Košice in focus groups
The future of the city in the hands of local citizens thanks to Urban Exploration
Urban Exploration was a series of events within the Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities project, which brought together up to a hundred people willing to get involved and change the way things work from the bottom up. The goal was to bring important decisions closer to ordinary people and to connect citizens with the political representatives. The event started with a lecture by the renowned data analyst Karol Piekarski from Medialab Katowice, who shared his many years of experience in designing engaging online visualizations. We continued with four parallel workshops that clarified the ways in which the city can be changed for the better. We ended with a presentation of the work of our artistic resident Juraj Horňák in front of the Magistrate of Košice, which was connected with a workshop on activating public space with the help of a shopping cart.
Focus groups sparked a discussion about culture in Košice
CIKE is always trying to improve cultural services in Košice. Hence, we prepared a series of interviews about cultural life and opportunities in our city. We invited 24 people to participate in focus groups and tell us about their cultural life. Our goal was to learn about the observations and experiences of local residents so that we could take them into account, incorporate them, and effectively improve the cultural offer in Košice. We wanted to identify the positive aspects but also the shortcomings of our city. Simply put, we wanted to find out how cultural events are perceived by the visitors and not only by their organizers.
A conference that presented new trends in destination management
The New Trends in Destination Management Conference focused on presenting new trends in destination management with the participation of leading international speakers, who inspired project partners and the public with trends and innovations in tourism. The global objective of the program and the conference was to intensify and deepen cooperation in the field of sustainable social, environmental, and economic development between the Ukrainian regions of Zakarpatia, Ivano-Frankivska and Chernivetska and the eligible program areas of Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania.