The Rijeka 2020 Project – European Capital of Culture is based on a strictly profiled art strategy with seven interlinked and uninterrupted currents. Slaven Tolj, Artistic Director has drawn seven programmeships (Flagships) that can grow, twist and adapt. Each program line leads to co-operation between two or more cultural institutions or independent art organisations. Programme directions conceptualised on the three themes are called Kitchen, Dopolavoro, Age of Power, Children’s House, Sweet & Salt, 27 Neighbourhoods and Lungomare.
Besides the production of the programme, the Rijeka 2020 Project – the European Capital of Culture, emphasises the importance of building and strengthening the capacities of the cultural sector and the wider local community. For example, RiHub is a new cultural centre, the Green Wave and Civil Initiatives programmes gather people who want to contribute to the quality of life in Rijeka, etc. In addition to numerous interesting programmes, within the framework of the project of the European Capital of Culture Rijeka will also get renovated buildings that will primarily be in the function of culture, but will certainly enrich the city’s tourist offer.