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Žilina is one of three city candidate in Slovakia, together Nitra and Trencin, for European Capital of culture 2026 title. The winner will be chosen on December 9, 2021. Žilina Beskydy 2026 team is going to present at Culture Forum within the competition for a title the European Capital of Culture a 100-page bidbook – strategy and plan of cultural activities.

Trenčín is a middle-sized city in the western region of Slovakia, close to the Czech borders. It has a stunning scenery  with the Váh river crossing the city. Trenčín is one of the three shortlisted candidates for the 2026 European Capital of Culture competition (the others are Nitra and Zilina). 

“The panel recommends that the city of Oulu is selected to become a European Capital of Culture in 2026".

In 2026 the title of European Capital of Culture will be assigned to Oulu, in Finland, and to a Slovak city. Nitra, Trenčín and Žilina- Beskids are the three cities shortlisted in the competition in Slovakia. The winning city is expected to be announced in December 2021. In meantime, let’s discover the projects concepts the three cities are working on.

The international jury chose Oulu as the European Capital of Culture for the year 2026. The jury announced the winner at a press conference yesterday at 12.00. Competing for the title of European Capital of Culture alongside Oulu were Savonlinna and Tampere. The victory of Oulu will be celebrated together with the citizens on 8th August at Varjo-Piknik summer party in Oulu’s Kuusisaari. 

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