The Mayor of Banja Luka, Mr. Igor Radojičić, presented the Team for preparation and participation in the programme “European Capital of Culture Banja Luka 2024 – candidate city” during a press conference held on 19th April 2017. The primary task of the newly formed team is to prepare an application for this project.
In addition to the development of an application, which consists of two phases, the team is tasked with the preparation of the document “Strategy of Cultural Development of the City of Banja Luka 2018-2028”. It is the first document of this kind for the city that. The Strategy will look ten years into the future in order to cover the potential year of the candidacy.
For now, the Team consists of seven members – Marko Bilbija, Zoran Galić, Monika Ponjavić, Dijana Grbić, Mladen Banjac, Sarita Vujković and Sonja Đurić – who, as a long-time actors of the Banja Luka cultural scene, have been selected based on their experience, knowledge and skills. Accordingly, each of these members is assigned with a specific task under this multiphase project.