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A few days ago the European Commission is announcing the five selected projects for the €25 million call for the development of ‘lighthouse demonstrators' of the New European Bauhaus (NEB). The Commission is currently negotiating grant agreements with the selected beneficiaries.

Against the backdrop of the full moon of May, the third iteration of Mystery 62_Nights of Slowness – Discourses about Time, from 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, focuses again on the concept of time.

6Fest 2022 Street Arts Festival' is a project for the eighth edition of the multi-genre street festival 6Fest, presenting in 3 consecutive days contemporary circus, dance, music, fire arts, etc.

The Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic published the Experts Panel’s report on the Selection of the European Capital of Culture 2026 in Slovakia. It states how the experts panel perceived the final bids of finalists - Nitra, Trenčín and Žilina - their final Bid books, presentations, Q&A session as well as jury visit in each city. The panel also wrote recommendations for every city.

France, Czech Republic and Macedonia are the countries that in 2028 will indicate the European capital of culture. Here are the first candidate cities: Czech Republic: Brno, Liberec, Broumov, Budejovice. France:  Bastia, Montpellier, Reims, Rouen, Roubaix, Bourges, Clermont-Ferrand, Banlieue, Saint Denis, Nice, Lens. Macedonia: Skopje. EcocNews begins a new journey among the cities that are applying for the European capital of culture for 2028. Today we discover the city of Broumov, in the Czech Republic.

Coloring the Clock, the monumental landmark of the city that dominates the hill of the Archaeological Site of Elefsina, the Clock Tower Voices hosted in their third edition, on Sunday, November 21, 2021, a great interpreter of Greek texts, Lydia Koniordou.

The special performance is part of a series of original sound performances, interpretations of landmark texts of Greek literature by distinguished artists, which mark the Mystery 2 | Clock Tower Voces 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture and it is screen free of charge from Tuesday 22 February at 18.00 p.m. on the official YouTube channel of 2023 ELEUSIS.

Under the Christmas tree, French cities have found the announcement which officially opens the race for European capital of culture for 2028. At the moment these are the cities that have officially expressed interest in applying: Reims, Rouen, Bourges, Clermont-Ferrand, Banlieue, Saint Denis, Amiens. Today the EcocNews focus is about Bourges.

Ecocnews continues its journey among the 12 Portuguese cities that are candidates for European capital of culture for 2027. Since its foundation, Évora has been in constant transformation. Despite its geographical position in the interior of the country it has been a city of convergence where people meet to think about the world. It was the meeting place of civilisations and kings, then a centre of expansionist knowledge, and then one of the main cities of the Portuguese Renaissance.

Every ECoC journey lasts around 10 years, from start to finish, and involves the ever present challenge of how to engage with a complex pool of stakeholder groups, upskill professionals, and connect and grow together as a Capital of Culture. The DeuS project is introducing a unique tool that can help throughout the ECoC journey.

In preparation for the opening of Esch2022, 350 pupils met astronauts Claudie Haigneré and Reinhold Ewald as part of a drawing competition for schoolchildren with a passion for space.

Contextile 2022 will host two artistic residencies within the biennial’s programme between the 15th July and the 31st August 2022 in Guimarães, Portugal. Deadline: 09th January 2022. Therefore, they invite all interested artists to apply and present a proposal for an artistic project to be developed and produced in one of these residencies.

Bordeaux (France) and Valencia (Spain) have been selected as the winners of the EU’s 2022 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, following a European Jury meeting in Brussels on 26 October.

On Tuesday, November 2nd, Trencin 2026 team sent out a hundred-page application - the Bid book, which contains the programme of Trenčín as the European Capital of Culture from 2021 to 2026. The Bid book was carried down from the castle.

During two days in October, culture came directly to passengers and passers-by on seven railway stations in Trenčín region. Popular actor and native of Trenčín, Pavol Seriš performed in the premises of the stations in Trenčín, Trenčianská Teplá, Púchov, Považská Bystrica, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Partizánske and Myjava.

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