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Androulla Vassiliou

“International festivals, such as the one in Sibiu, contribute mostly to rendering the visibility of European cultural diversity and creating a feeling of European identity. This event, one of the most prestigious cultural events in Europe, unique in its way when it comes to ampleness, contributed greatly to the developing of the region, especially from the moment the city gained the title of “European Capital of Culture” in 2007. Apart from the benefits of the year 2007 – for example, the tourist activity has increased by 14% compared to the previous year – the title made it possible for Sibiu to become even more attractive and known in Europe. Sibiu 2007 is the best example of positive impact that cultural events can have upon the European cities and citizens.”

    ANDROULLA VASSILIOU
member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth

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George Banu

“Sibiu has become, through the festival, a window to Europe. People should turn to advantage what is happening here.”

    GEORGE BANU
theatre critic

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Eugenio Barba

“While I was walking down Nicolae Balcescu Street I had the real feeling that theatre is the force of joy. Here, a perpetual atmosphere of celebration can be felt.”

    EUGENIO BARBA
director

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Noel Witts

“I think this is a wonderful example of the way a city can be regenerated through culture.”

    NOEL WITTS
university professor

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