Bağış and Colakoglu
Istanbul 2010 European Capi-tal of Culture Advisory Board Meeting took place on the 4th of August. It was attended by many important and well-known authorities who have put great effort into this initiative. Accompanied by the Chairman of the Advisory Board and Member of Parliament Egemen Bagis, Chairman of the Project Executive Board Nuri Colakoglu, Nilgün Mirze from Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, and other members of Project Executive Board, the development and aims of the initiative were discussed.
The agenda contained many significant headlines:
The Vilnius Meeting in which the decision was to continue to have Istanbul included in the World Cultural Heritage List;
Participation in activities of Patras 2006 European Capital of Culture with three music bands;
Importance of the outdoor activities and search for alternatives for the Project of Piri Reis;
Significance of the presentation on the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture, invitations for coming presentations and discussion about possible future presentations;
Discussion of the resolution and structure of organization of Istanbul 2010 initiative;
Settling in the Atlas building which will be the new headquarters of Istanbul 2010 initiative;
Confirmation of the current logo to be used through 2010.
Considering the importance of the headlines, this meeting -reflecting the team spirit of the Project Istanbul 2010- was an important step towards making Istanbul a well-deserved European Capital of Culture.