In a recent survey conducted at the 3-day Garáž event in September 2023, findings reveal strong support for Trenčín's designation as the European Capital of Culture in 2026.
Who were the visitors of Garáž?
The survey sample comprised of 105 individuals aged 18 to 78, with the most prevalent age group being 30-39 years. Slightly more men took the survey than women. Many respondents had university or high school degree. Most of them lived in villages or small towns, had jobs, and owned cars. About half of them earn between €500 and €999 each month. More than half didn’t have kids.
The Garáž event mainly attracted locals. Most were from Trenčín, with a big group from the surrounding region. A few came from other parts of Slovakia, and a very small group from other countries.
Strong connection to Europe
What stands out is how many people feel connected to Europe. A huge 80 % feel very European, with another 14 % feeling only a mild connection. Only a small 6 % didn’t feel this connection.
One exciting find was that over half of the people knew about Trenčín becoming the European Capital of Culture in 2026. Almost everyone (90 %) believes that Trenčín becoming the European Capital of Culture in 2026 is a big deal.
As for the Garáž event, almost 8 out of 10 people thought the money spent was worth it. You can feel the atmosphere of the event in the photos here, you can read more about the Garage project by clicking here.
Foto: Braňo Vartovník