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Rimini is running for the title of Italian Capital of Culture 2026: the Municipality publishes three calls to find the Artistic Directors

Four French cities have been shortlisted to become European Capital of Culture in 2028: Rouen, Montpellier, Clermont – Ferrand, Bourges.

On March 3 in Paris, the panel evaluating the European Capitals of Culture for 2028 will choose some of the 9 cities that applied to be on the short list. After Rouen, Montpellier, Clermont – Ferrand, Reims, Bastia – Corsica, Bourges, Saint Denis, Amiens, today we discover Nice.

Can culture be a shield against the degradation of politics and public institutions? Can the values of the European Union represent a weapon to defend the autonomy of individual countries?

For four days - between 13-16 April 2023 - Veszprém will not only be the 2023 European Capital of Culture, but also the capital of the blues.

From Leeds owls to an Ugly Duckling, magnificent museums to amazing art there’s something for everyone to enjoy this half-term in Leeds.

The Valletta Cultural Agency has launched its Programme for 2023 – a reimagined series of high-quality events including an exciting new production of the Opera Tosca, City of Colour: A programme of artistic installations in South Street, exhibitions, concerts as well as film screenings and other spectacular theatre productions.

The Danish city of Naestved is now considering an application for the European Capital of Culture when it returns to Denmark in 2032.

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). The first city to have decided to apply for European capital of culture for 2031 is Burgos which yesterday launched its motto: Renaissance.

The Swedish Arts Council today published a call for applications for the designation as European Capital of Culture 2029. For Sweden, it will be the third time that one of our cities has been nominated. In 1998 Stockholm received the title of capital of culture, and in 2014 two European cities received this title: Umeå in Sweden and Riga in Latvia.

In accordance with the calendar set out in the Annex of Decision No 445/2014/EU as amended by Decision (EU) 2017/1545, the title of European Capital of Culture shall be awarded in 2029 to one city in Poland and to one city in Sweden.

In France, many cities have decided to participate in the competition to become the European Capital of Culture in 2028 together with a city in the Czech Republic. With EcocNews also for 2028 we discover which are some of the candidate cities and how they are moving to involve citizens and to change the destiny of their cities. Also in this circumstance we asked all the French candidate cities the same questions. After Rouen, Montpellier, Clermont – Ferrand, ReimsBastia – Corsica, Bourges, Saint Denis, today we discover Amiens.

The Valletta Cultural Agency’s programme of events takes place between the 25th of November and the 31st of December with over 25 events spread over 25 days.

The Brussels2030 Summer Assembly is a key pillar in preparation for the Brussels' candidacy as European Capital of Culture. It was organized at Tour à Plomb from Monday July 4th till Friday July 8th 2022, offering a dynamic program with keynotes, co-creation labs, bar talks, site visits, walkshops, film screenings and artistic performances.

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