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In accordance with the calendar set out in the Annex to the Decision, in 2027 the European Capital of Culture will be given the name of one Latvian and one Portuguese city. For Latvia, this is the second opportunity to give the name of the European Capital of Culture to one of the cities. In short list there are four cities: Valmiera, Liepāja, Daugavpils, Jūrmala. Portugal had 3 European Capitals of Culture: Lisbon, in 1994, Porto, in 2001, and Guimarães, in 2012.

Among the nine cities that had applied to become the European capital of culture 2027 for Latvia, the jury chose four: Valmiera, Liepāja, Daugavpils, Jūrmala. 

In accordance with the calendar set out in the Annex to the Decision, in 2027 the European Capital of Culture will be given the name of one Latvian and one Portuguese city. For Latvia, this is the second opportunity to give the name of the European Capital of Culture to one of the cities. In 2014, the name was given to two European cities – the capital of Latvia – Riga and Umeå in Sweden.

Supernatural Togetherness is the first edition of Art(e)facts, a project organized by the Architecture and Territory programme of Guarda’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2027.

In 2027, Portugal and Latvia will host the European capital of culture. Here are the first candidate cities: Faro, Funchal, Évora, Braga , Coimbra, Leiria (Rede Cultura), Guarda, Oeiras , Viana do Castelo, Aveiro, Ponta Delgada for Portugal; Jelgava, Jekabpils, Ogre, Jurmala, Daugavpils, Valmiera, Liepāja, Kuldiga and Cēsis for Latvia. But in short list are only: Valmiera, Liepāja, Daugavpils, Jūrmala.

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