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Žilina Beskydy 2026 introduces the bidbook

Zilina Zilina Photo by Lukasmilan / Pixabay

Žilina is one of three city candidate in Slovakia, together Nitra and Trencin, for European Capital of culture 2026 title. The winner will be chosen on December 9, 2021. Žilina Beskydy 2026 team is going to present at Culture Forum within the competition for a title the European Capital of Culture a 100-page bidbook – strategy and plan of cultural activities.

Žilina along with the cities Frýdek-Místek (Czech Republic) and Bielsko-Biała (Poland) stands as a candidate for a title of the European Capital of Culture 2026. Last year the project team successfully presented the application at the Municipal Conference 2020 in the City Theatre Žilina. A further stage of preparations of an application to the competition´s finals concludes on 9th September 2021 and will be presented in the premises of City Theatre in Žilina. The team Žilina Beskydy 2026 will introduce apart from the extended application (one-hundred-page bidbook), also a strategy and projects, which they were working on in the previous months at Culture Forum. The partners of the project Žilina Beskydy 2026 – cultural operators, artists, tourist organizations, representatives of the involved and engaged cities and partnership´s institutions will not be missing.

The main slogan of the candidacy - Window of Opportunities - a term that originated in the scientific environment of spaceflight and indicated the optimal time period for the launch of a space rocket. For the candidacy of Žilina, the Window of Opportunities expresses the optimal moment to use the opportunity to redefine its own story and bring positive change and a higher quality of life in the city, but also to find a new centrality for the entire region.

The proposed program of Žilina Beskids 2026 consists of three main program lines, which reflect the unique local context of the city and the region with an overlap on current European topics and challenges. Around these pillars, more than 130 cultural and artistic projects have been created, in which local cultural institutions, as well as more than 70 partner organizations from abroad, will participate.

The part of Culture Forum will also be the performance of a new city cultural strategy – Creative Žilina 2035 and tourism strategy Žilina Beskydy. There are prepared for participants some presentations and discussions for expert round tables on the topics of cross-border cooperation and cultural tourism development, a support of community cultural participation and the art in thenature or environmental dimensions in the culture.

The Finnish Oulu, the city holding and bearing the title European Capital of Culture in the year 2026 will present an online presentation along with the most successful one among the Slovak candidates. Culture Forum Beskydy will reach its end with an informal networking and jazz concert.

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