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Piia Rantala-Korhonen has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer of the Oulu Cultural Foundation and Samu Forsblom as the Programmer Director of the Foundation. The Oulu Cultural Foundation’s Board made an unanimous decision regarding these selections. Oulu will be the European Capital of Culture in the year 2026. European Capital of Culture (ECoC) is one of the best known activities of the European Union.

On its way from temporary to contemporary, Kaunas has also become the city of contemporary art. Even before the official opening of the Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 programme, art lovers have marked routes to the exclusive events, exhibitions, installations and performances held in the city. The year 2022 will enhance the contemporary vibes with international highlights, brave declarations and globally praised personalities.

With a Bidbook entitled "Cultivating curiosity" the Slovak city of Trencin has won the title of European capital of culture for 2026. EcocNews is very proud of this result because it is a partner of Trencin2026. Trencin will share the title of European Capital of Culture with the Finnish city of Oulu in 2026.

A unique artistic celebration in Europe, Doček, will open the European Capital of Culture year in Novi Sad, with a programme that will be seen for the first time in this area.

On November 18, 2021, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, presented the prizes for the 2021 edition of the: Young Researchers. Created by the Ministry of Culture in 2017 and placed under the aegis of the Ministry’s History Committee, the «Valois» Thesis Prize distinguishes three doctoral theses for their quality, their originality and their essential contribution to the public policies carried out by the Ministry of Culture.

If the Italian Capital of Culture for 2024 were measured on the basis of its digital activity, the two Apulian cities Conversano and Mesagne would certainly be included in the short list, which will be announced in January, while the Lucanian town of Aliano would remain excluded from the competition, since it has not thought, at least to date, of opening social channels on the candidacy.

Leeds 2023 has been awarded £380,000 from the National Heritage Lottery Fund to develop creative projects showcasing the history and stories of Leeds’ communities and its people.  

At ExpoDubai, as part of the Ecoc Day, the first ever group game dedicated to the European capitals of culture designed by the Open Design school of the Matera Basilicata 2019 Foundation was successfully presented.

"The New European Bauhaus and Kaunas are very much related“ said Dovilė Butnoriūtė, Head of International Relations of Kaunas 2022. The occasion was the International Forum, the opening event of the European Capitals of Culture Day, organized by the Foundation in partnership with the Commissioner General of Italy and under the patronage of the European Commission. 

Cultural Management Academy is the latest large-scale project with which the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation will continue its mission to upgrade and develop the capacity in the field of culture after the year in which the city of Plovdiv was the first European Capital of Culture.

(by Advertorial)

The “The European Capitals of Culture Day at the Universal Exhibition 2020 Dubai” is the event that the Matera Basilicata 2019 Foundation is organizing on October 30, 2021 in the Italian Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai, in partnership with the Commissioner General of Italy and under the patronage of EU Commission.

Esch2022 presented the cultural programme of the European Capital of Culture project, along with all the associated projects related to tourism and sustainable development.

 

The just-completed evaluation by the independent team of evaluators of the Faculty of Philosophy and Faculty of Sciences of the University of Novi Sad showed that the Kaleidoscope of Culture keeps getting better ratings from audiences each year.

The Artistic Advisory Board will play an important role in Bodø2024’s development of an artistic programme at a high international level, in line with the criteria for the European Capital of Culture concept. It will participate in the planning and assessment of the artistic program developed by Bodø2024 during the coming preparatory years, through announcements and commissions.

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