We need the ECoC title to move our city closer to Europe and catch up with the 21st century and think beyond. We are applying because we really care about our city and about Europe and we want to contribute to strengthening its values. We know that culture is an incredibly powerful tool for positive change. We really need this change and we need it now.
Trenčín is a city based in nature, and nature is in the centre of Trenčín. The longest Slovak river is flowing through it. It's a city of short distances, with a beautiful medieval castle watching over it. Trenčín has an interesting history and plenty of hidden potential. But Trenčín really needs to wake up and get moving.