SIENA EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019! Siena is one of the candidates for European Capital of Culture 2019. But what does the title mean and how can it become the capital? The CEC was born in 1985 thanks to the proposal of the Greek Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri in order to better integrate the various European cultures. Over the years, the CEC has become a real moment of economic and social revival of the territories and in 2008 took on a competitive value. Each year, two European Union countries are hosting the event. All cities in these countries can participate in the competition by bringing forward a proposal for their revival and development of culture. At the end a jury will choose only one city per country. 2019 will be the year of Italy and Bugaria. The Italian cities are: Cagliari, Lecce, Matera, Perugia, Ravenna and of course Siena. September 8 Siena has delivered the second program file. Inside a deepening of the project of Siena Capital of Culture whose aim is to become a center of cultural production and a scientific and technological accomplishment at an international level. The CEC is above all an opportunity to revive tourism industry and the ability to create a more aware economic future. Before the end of October we will know if Siena will have the honor of representing Italy and be the voice of European culture in Europe and all over the world, creating a new model of a “city of citizens”. We look forward the verdict anxiously, keeping fingers crossed, praying and screaming all together HURRAY SIENA.