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Serafino Paternoster

Serafino Paternoster

Ecocnews Founder, Journalist, repentant jazz guitarist, music critic and film lover.

If there is one person who knows the world of European cultural capitals better than anyone, it is Sylvain Pasqua. And not only because of his professional role, but also because he cares about the future of a united Europe and its cities.

Although winter temperatures are low, these are very warm days for two Swedish cities: Kiruna, above the Arctic Circle, and the university city Uppsala, in central Sweden. They are the only two Swedish cities that have decided to compete for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2029.

The competition in Poland for ecoc 2029 is in full swing. After Krakow (2000) and Wroclaw (2016) in 2029 it will be the third time of a European capital of culture in Poland.Twelve cities in Poland had applied to become the European Capital of Culture 2029.

With the nomination of Bourges (France) in the past few days, the picture of the European Capitals of Culture for 2028 has closed: Budweiss (Czech Republic), Skopje (Northern Macedonia) and Bourges (France). Now all eyes are on 2029, when it will be the turn of Sweden and Poland to name the European Capital of Culture.

In the end, Bourges will be the European Capital of Culture in 2028 for France. A title it will share with Budweiss for the Czech Republic and Skopje for North Macedonia.

While all eyes are on France, which on 13 December will make known which of the four cities in the running (Rouen. Bourges, Montpellier and Clermont - Ferrand) will be European Capital of Culture in 2028 together with Budweis (Czech Republic), the competition in Poland for ecoc 2029 is in full swing.

For the first time, the European Capitals of Culture decided to officially present all together and in a symbolically very important place like the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Two initiatives dedicated to two great Slovenian architects. One in Nova Gorica, ecoc 2025, the other in Matera.

Budva 2028, Earth, Sunlight, Water

Lunedì, 21 Agosto 2023

In 2028, it will be France, the Czech Republic, with Budweis, and one of the two EFTA/EEA countries, Northern Macedonia and Montenegro, who will designate the European Capital of Culture. Budva and Skopje have been shortlisted in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2028 in an EFTA/EEA country, candidate country or potential candidate.

The picture of the next European Capitals of Culture is becoming more and more defined.

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