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Once again this year, Eu japan fest, like every year, in occasion of the General Committee meeting is organising a meeting in Tokyo to compare all the European capitals of culture in order to strengthen the network of cities, but also to present the projects of the European capitals of culture to Japanese artists.

2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture organises for the first time on 29 and 30 March, at the Elefsina Old Oil Mill Factory, the conference “Narrative Archaeology | Performance in archaeological sites and excavation of human experience.” This two-day meeting takes place in the framework of the composite art activity Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology, with the aim of promoting an interdisciplinary dialogue between Arts and Archaeology.

As part of the programme of Bad Ischl, European Capital of Culture 2024, an exhibition by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota, organised with the support of Eu Japan fest, will open on 26 April.

Nine years away from 2033, when it will again be Italy's turn to nominate the European Capital of Culture, the first cities are starting to get on track. Several cities have announced their intention to take part in the competition: Ferrara, Turin, Padua, Urbino-Pesaro (which, however, is the Italian Capital of Culture this year) and Syracuse.

Bradford 2025 is the company created to deliver the Bradford district’s year of culture. A hugely exciting time for the Bradford district, we’re set to deliver more than 1,000 new performances and events. It’s an opportunity for the city to about bring a new side of Bradford to the world.

The report of the evaluation panel for the choice of the French city to be European Capital of Culture in 2028 is online.

This weekend marked the official opening of Bodø2024, the first European Capital of Culture north of the Arctic Circle. 20,000 attended the spectacular opening show in Bodø Harbour on Saturday evening.

After two successful editions, the Brussels2030 Summer Assembly is back in its spring and Molenbeek version.


This year Russia has its first Capital of Culture. It is the city of Nizhny Novgorod. The news was leaked by Tass in the past weeks and was confirmed by one of the leading experts on European capitals of culture, Steve Green, who in his eighth report published on the site lists the capitals of culture around the world.

In recent days, the handover between the European Capitals of Culture 2023 and this year's European Capitals of Culture was held in Athens, for the second time ever since the European Capital of Culture programme was born. It is a happy intuition of Nancy Braun, Director General of Esch 2022, who already desired this initiative for the first time last year for the handover from Esch 2022, Novi Sad 2022 and Kaunas 2022 to Veszprem 2023, Eleusis 2023 and Timisoara 2023.