Eindhoven is submitting the bid book, and is doing this together with the cities of Breda, Helmond, Den Bosch and Tilburg. The province of Noord-Brabant is also a partner in the bid book. All five cities are located in the province of Noord-Brabant, the second economic region of the Netherlands.
The nominations for the candidate from Brabant are submitted via a bid book. This book includes information describing what you would like to do as a submitting party, the reasons why you are doing this, how you plan to organise activities, and the level of revenues you expect to earn. The bid book concept is public, and will be assigned a final status in the autumn of 2012 once it is submitted.
The art of living together
The central theme of the bid book is ‘The Art of Living Together’. This is what Brabant wants to prove it is capable of. The province, cities, villages and neighbourhoods in Brabant are characterised by a tradition of innovation through collaboration. Culture is viewed in Brabant as being the region’s strength, as the simultaneous goal and means that enable it to be a livable and economically prosperous province. Culture is in the genes of Brabant and its residents, as the modus vivendi for renewal, yet always with the respect for what came before, whereby ‘new’ can thrive on ‘old’.
The DNA of Brabant
The bid book provides an impression of the programme that Eindhoven (and the other cities) will offer the people of Brabant (and visitors) in 2018. Among other things, it shows cultural routes that will guide visitors to 2018Eindhoven to cultural activities in the cities and region.
Be sure to also visit http://en.2018eindhoven.eu/