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In 2028, Budweis will be the European Capital of Culture for the Czech Republic. The other city on the short list was Broumov. Today the European Commission published the report of the evaluation panel (Attached to this news) where we can read the reasons for this choice.

Ghent is a candidate to become European Capital of Culture in 2030. This title has existed since 1985 and in 2030 a city from Belgium, also will be European Capital of Culture. The title may have started as the crown in a beauty pageant, but today, it is a recognition of courageous European cities. 

‘Intrecci di Comunità - Sviluppo della filiera produttiva della Nuova Libbaneria Mediterranea’ is a project - supported by Fondazione con il Sud and Enel Cuore - that recovers and enhances the production of the „libbani“, the ancient plant ropes used for navigation in the Mediterranean until the 1960s.

Culture Action Europe, on behalf of a group of 70 networks and organisations from across the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSIs), has addressed a letter of concern to the EU Member States and the Council of the EU regarding the proposed cuts by 40 million EUR to the Creative Europe budget 2024. (The letter is attached to this news item).

Bradford has been named as UK City of Culture 2025. Their vision is to use arts and culture to fuel the social, economic and creative renaissance of their district; to make Bradford one of the most welcoming places in the UK where artists, producers, audiences and creative entrepreneurs can flourish. Bradford 2025 is looking for a head of audience to contribute to strategic plans for Bradford 2025 to develop and grow audiences across the Bradford district, nationally and internationally as well as develop and communicate the brand, their values and attract visitors both online and in person.

Deadline: Wednesday 13th September, 12pm. Interviews will take place on 20th September.

In Malta, while some cities are starting to warm up their motors for the next European Capital of Culture in 2031, La Valletta, European Capital of Culture in 2018 continues to organise many cultural events.

Bodo 2024 is looking for a composer/musical director who, together with a creative team, will work on a fantastic midsummer event in June 2024. The midsummer event will be one of the highlights of the programme for Bodø2024 European Capital of Culture.

What kind of situations did other European cities face after completion of the European Capital of Culture year? Which ones of the phenomena that had emerged in the cultural sector, in the communication of the regional image and in the community and public sectors have been successfully maintained and which ones – not, and why? Which of the lessons learned could be of use for the future representatives of the Cultural Capitals in the development of their own legacy plans?

In 2031 it will be the turn of Spain and Malta to nominate the European capital of culture. For Spain it will be the fifth time after Madrid (1992), Santiago de Compostela (2000), Salamanca (2002) and San sebastian (2016). One of the first city to have decided to apply for European capital of culture for 2031 is Burgos with its motto: Renaissance.

The call for cultural projects of Burgos European Capital of Culture 2031 has closed with a broad participation of the local artistic network, which has presented 34 proposals that bring together creators from 14 European countries.

The Regional Natural History Museum is organizing a two-day butterfly festival on September 18 and 19 from 11:00 to 16:00 h. a Plovdiv as legacy of Plovdiv 2019, european capital of culture.