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Through co-creation and participation numerous public activities will commence in September 2021. The European Capital of Culture would like to invite the residents of the border region to be a part of the Esch2022 inauguration. This will enable them to help shape the region through their interests and skills, implementing a lasting momentum in the Esch2022 region and beyond.

The emblematic poem “The Free Besieged,” by Dionysios Solomos, comes to life through the voices of the residents of Elefsina, directed by Eleni Efthymiou and with an original score by Sofia Kamagianni, at the premises of the Parking lot.

We asked managers of the European capitals of culture from 2022 to 2025, five same questions to understand their expectations in a clear and concise way. Each interview is preceded by a fact sheet on that European capital of culture. The format is the same for all. At the end of the series of interviews we will try to make a synthesis of objectives, trends, expectations by the Ecocs. After NoviSad2022, Esch2022, Kaunas2022 , Veszprem2023, Eleusis2023, Timisoara2023, and Tartu2024, today we talk about Bodø, European capital of culture 2024

It has been almost a year since the Trencin2026 team, together with employees of the city of Trenčín, citizens, organizations and the involvement of the region, has been working on the city of Trenčín's candidacy for the European Capital of Culture for 2026.

The abandoned villages of Basilicata region, together with a series of hidden places in Lazio region, are the background of “Lumina”, the independent and low-budget film by the young director Samuele Sestieri, produced by the new born Studio Ma.Ga.

The City of Lublin, 2023 European Youth Capital, in cooperation with the City of Vilnius, the Lithuanian Benediktas Gylys Foundation and the Centre of Intercultural Creative Initiatives “Crossroads”opens in new tab carry out an international project called Portal.

In accordance with the calendar set out in the Annex to the Decision, in 2027 the European Capital of Culture will be given the name of one Latvian and one Portuguese city. For Latvia, this is the second opportunity to give the name of the European Capital of Culture to one of the cities. In 2014, the name was given to two European cities – the capital of Latvia – Riga and Umeå in Sweden.

In 2026, a Finnish city will become a European Capital of Culture. Oulu, Savonlinna and Tampere are the three finalist cities candidates for the title. On 23 April 2021 they submitted their application to be European Capital of Culture in 2026. The panel visits to the candidate cities will be organized in May 2021. The name of the European Capital of Culture will be announced on 2 June 2021 when the panel meets in Helsinki. 

In 2026, a Finnish city will become a European Capital of Culture. Oulu, Savonlinna and Tampere are the three finalist cities candidates for the title. On 23 April 2021 they submitted their application to be European Capital of Culture in 2026. The panel visits to the candidate cities will be organized in May 2021. The name of the European Capital of Culture will be announced on 2 June 2021 when the panel meets in Helsinki. 

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” said Albert Einstein. This is what happened among the volunteer coordinators of the past, present and future European Capitals of Culture (ECoCs). During the first lockdown, the need arose to reconnect, share experiences, emotions and even difficulties to reflect on how cultural volunteering could face this difficult period and continue to be an important resource for the well-being of communities.

In 2026, a Finnish city will become a European Capital of Culture. Oulu, Savonlinna and Tampere are the three finalist cities candidates for the title. On 23 April 2021 they submitted their application to be European Capital of Culture in 2026. The panel visits to the candidate cities will be organized in May 2021. The name of the European Capital of Culture will be announced on 2 June 2021 when the panel meets in Helsinki. 

Galway 2020’s title as European Capital of Culture draws to a close on April 30th. It will pass the title to the three cities who will next hold the title with a televised version of the handover airing on TG4 and TG4.ie on Friday 7th of May at 7.30pm. The symbolic handover will see the title pass from Galway and Rijeka in Croatia, to Esch in Luxembourg, Kaunas in Lithuania and Novi Sad in Serbia. 

The Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation commissioned some independent evaluation studies related to the actions to monitor and evaluate the programme and results of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019.

 After having interviewed Steve Green, today we ask the same questions to another Ecocs expert, Sir Bob Scott.

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