Sibiu was the European Capital of Culture in 2007, together with Luxemburg, being the first city in South-Eastern Europe to receive this title. Even before Romania adhered to the European Union, Sibiu was already being acknowledged as having a European character, from the point of view of its infrastructure, due to the fact that it is a cultural location and because of its European spirit.
During this wonderful year Sibiu hosted over 2.000 events, very diverse in type: performing arts, film, photo, architecture, visual arts, literature, music, heritage, conferences. The public spaces and performance halls became the stage of a marathon of events. The Sibiu European Capital of Culture Program was a success, but the year 2007 was not the peak, but the engine of the city’s development which, since then, started on an upward trend in the field of culture, in the economical field as well as in the touristic field and even in the area of services and the infrastructure, gaining more and more visibility.