After 2010 Pécs can become European Center of Tolerance. With the "Culture within the European Union" conference the first regional program of the nationwide event-series of the European Parliament and the Hungarian National Parliament took place.
Members of the European and the Hungarian Parliament, experts and about 70 guests exchanged opinion on how to put the issue of culture more in the focus in order to preserve common European values and how to create a national consensus on the issue of culture. The focus of the discussion was about Pécs - together with Essen and Istanbul - being European capital of culture in 2010. The series of conferences will continue the 10 November in Sárospatak on issues related to agriculture and regional development.