Community, commitment and active citizenship. Those are some of the words and thoughts behind the idea of the Elsinore Cultural Canon. The Cultural Committee wished for as many citizens of Elsinore municipality as possible to recognize the final canon. Thus the citizens have been involved during the entire process.
The 28th of February 2012 the Elsinore municipality’s Cultural Committee approved of a concept for the Elsinore cultural canon. In the concept it was defined that:
The Cultural Canon builds on, and supports, the vision that the Elsinore municipality wants to be recognized as the municipality where community enhances quality of life.
It also leans on Elsinore municipality’s strategy to promote greater togetherness through strengthened dialogue, and supply activities to support community and diversity.
Through broad involvement of children, youths and adult citizens in Elsinore municipality, a number of items must be chosen that is worth canonising.
The goal of the process surrounding the Cultural Canon is to:
The Elsinore Cultural Canon is the sum of all that is essential to life in the Elsinore municipality. It is the citizens themselves who, in the spring of 2012, voted on what items should be in this canon, and the 27 canonised items on this list represent the candidates that the citizens voted highest. Happy reading!