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Piia Rantala-Korhonen has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer of the Oulu Cultural Foundation and Samu Forsblom as the Programmer Director of the Foundation. The Oulu Cultural Foundation’s Board made an unanimous decision regarding these selections. Oulu will be the European Capital of Culture in the year 2026. European Capital of Culture (ECoC) is one of the best known activities of the European Union.

With a Bidbook entitled "Cultivating curiosity" the Slovak city of Trencin has won the title of European capital of culture for 2026. EcocNews is very proud of this result because it is a partner of Trencin2026. Trencin will share the title of European Capital of Culture with the Finnish city of Oulu in 2026.

The last phase for the selection of the city that in 2026 will be the European capital of culture for the Slovak Republic has begun today. The result will be known in the next few days. Meanwhile, Good luck to all three competing cities: Nitra, Trencin and Zilina.

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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