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In 2026, a Finnish city will become a European Capital of Culture. Oulu, Savonlinna and Tampere are the three finalist cities candidates for the title. On 23 April 2021 they submitted their application to be European Capital of Culture in 2026. The panel visits to the candidate cities will be organized in May 2021. The name of the European Capital of Culture will be announced on 2 June 2021 when the panel meets in Helsinki. 

In 2026, a Finnish city will become a European Capital of Culture. Oulu, Savonlinna and Tampere are the three finalist cities candidates for the title. On 23 April 2021 they submitted their application to be European Capital of Culture in 2026. The panel visits to the candidate cities will be organized in May 2021. The name of the European Capital of Culture will be announced on 2 June 2021 when the panel meets in Helsinki. 

Homesession launches an Open Call for residency during October and November 2021 for European artists

Trencin is one of the three cities in Slovakia (the others are Nitra and Zilina) competing for the title of European Capital of Culture for 2026. The city is asking people to celebrate Europe Day from 3rd to 9th of May 2021 sharing photos of their favourite places.

In 2024 the Salzkammergut with Bad Ischl will be the European Capital of Culture. Bad Ischl - Salzkammergut 2024 is looking for as soon as possible a project manager (focus on music) who will be part of the program team. It is a full-time job based in Bad Ischl.

The Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation commissioned some independent evaluation studies related to the actions to monitor and evaluate the programme and results of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019.

The municipality of Sanem presented the project ‘Loop – down the hills, across the land’, that will be carried out in the framework of Esch2022, European Capital of Culture.

About Ecoc

April 10, 2021

A European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union (EU) for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong pan-European dimension. Being a European Capital of Culture can be an opportunity for a city to generate considerable cultural, social and economic benefits and it can help foster urban regeneration, change the city's image and raise its visibility and profile on an international scale. Multiple cities can be a European Capital of Culture simultaneously.

In 1985, Melina Mercouri, Greece’s Minister of Culture, and her French counterpart Jack Lang came up with the idea of designating an annual City of Culture to bring Europeans closer together by highlighting the richness and diversity of European cultures and raising awareness of their common history and values. It is strongly believed that the ECoC significantly maximises social and economic benefits, especially when the events are embedded as a part of a long–term culture-based development strategy of the city and the surrounding region.

The Commission of the European Union manages the title and each year the Council of Ministers of the European Union formally designates European Capitals of Culture: more than 40 cities have been designated so far. The current European Capitals of Culture are Galway, Ireland and Rijeka, Croatia. Initially, Novi Sad, Serbia was selected to be the 2021 European Capital of Culture. However, on 23 December 2020, the European Parliament adopted a proposal by the European Commission to postpone its term until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Galway and Rijeka, the 2020 Capitals of Culture, were allowed to prolong their title until April 2021.
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There are so much national cities of the culture too, in the Europe and in the World. You can read here.

Walk the Plank and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 organize the European School of Participation, with workshops from Sunday 18th to Sunday 25th July and a public event on Saturday 24th July.

Landscape design festival Magenta and its’ partner “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” have announced an open call for participation in the 2022 edition of the festival and are inviting creators from various fields to propose their ideas for projects to be implemented in Kaunas City in 2022.

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