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The second monitoring report on Nova Gorica, Slovenia's European Capital of Culture in 2025, is online on the European Commission website here.

After the success of the 2022 edition, the Japanese Nami Airando festival is back again this year.

In recent days, a delegation of Open Culture 2019 Volunteers took part in the kick-off meeting of the Pesaro Italian Capital of Culture 2024 Volunteers Project.The meeting took place in the Sala della Repubblica of the Teatro Rossini, during a working afternoon coordinated by Marco Perugini and the Odv Volunteers Open Culture of Matera 2019

The first monitoring reports for Trencin 2026 with the recommendations of the evaluation panel have been published on the European Commission website.

Below are the recommendations for Trencin.

The first monitoring reports for Oulu 2026 with the respective recommendations of the evaluation panel have been published on the European Commission website.

Below are the recommendations for Oulu.

Matera 2019 continues to be a model for cities applying for the title of European Capital of Culture to study.  On 15 and 16 June, a delegation from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, after a stop in Rome at the Ministry of Culture, visited Matera to study the path of the European Capital of Culture in view of 2029, when a Polish city will be celebrating this title.

What is Europe in reality and how can it be shaped by our imaginations? What do we aspire for it to be – beyond politics, economics, and national borders? What will it take to get us there? How, through the metaphor of the pavilion, can we rethink Europe?

A team at Leeds Beckett University has produced, in partnership with another local authority, a user-friendly toolkit that may be of use, or at least a useful reference when planning events (big or small).

Would you like to participate in developing Bodø of the future? Five major sculpture projects will now really make their mark on Bodø. It also means that the planned Coastal Path will have an extra dimension. The Norwegian Sculptors' Association, Bodø2024 and Bodø Municipality are now seeking five artists for Kunstkanten; a new and unique outdoor exhibition space in Bodø.

From 14 to 18 June, Veszprem, European capital of culture 2023, invites everyone to a five-day celebration in Veszprém and the Bakony-Balaton region to celebrate the first half of the ECoC programme year with a colourful programme cavalcade and prepare for the remaining six months of the title.