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Every year, two countries of the European Union nominate one city for the title of European Capital of Culture, which in 2028 will be hosted by the Czech Republic and France.

The city of Žilina is advancing to the 2nd round in the European Capital of Culture 2026 competition. Along with Žilina, the cities of Nitra and Trenčín were also shortlisted.

Only one year remains until Kaunas becomes European Capital of Culture 2022. In one year’s time, stories from the city’s forgotten past will find their voice in cinemas through the film Folds (Lithuanian “Klostės”), which takes Kaunas’s modernist architecture as its inspiration.

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we are a group of journalists who have decided to make their experience and skills available to the European Capitals of Culture through EcocNews.com, the web newspaper online from 1st February  2021.

“DeuS – European Open Design School for Sustainable Regional Development”, a project funded by the Erasmus + program, is coming to life. An international Vocational Educational Training project which aims to co-create a European-wide learning and training approach in design, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship to find creative and cost-effective solutions to local challenges, by unlocking the potential of the cultural and creative sector.

The city of Žilina is running for the title of European Capital of Culture 2026 together with its partner cities Bielsko-Biała in Poland and Frýdek-Místek in the Czech Republic under the name ŽILINA BESKIDS 2026.

The idea for Skopje to run for the ECoC title at the completion open for cities from an EFTA/EEA country, a candidate country or a potential candidate to EU membership, was initiated in 2014.

The selection panel recommended Nova Gorica as the Slovenian city that will be named the European Capital of Culture 2025 (ECoC), together with the German city of Chemnitz.

Se la Germania ha già deciso che la capitale europea della cultura per il 2025 sarà Chemnitz, la Slovenia ancora dovrà scegliere fra le quattro città entrate in short list: Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, Piran e Ptuj.

Se l’Inghilterra non fosse uscita dall’Unione europea, la città di Leeds sarebbe stata capitale europea della cultura insieme alla città ungherese di Veszprém. Ciononostante il lavoro fatto dalla città inglese continuerà e per il 2023 sta organizzando un ricco programma culturale attraverso il Leeds Culture Trust.

Due to the effects of the coronavirus crisis, the European Commission has today proposed to give Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland) the possibility to extend their year as 2020 European Capitals of Culture until 30 April 2021. The Commission also proposes to postpone the year in which Novi Sad (Serbia) is due to host a European Capital of Culture from 2021 to 2022 and the year in which Timisoara (Romania) and Elefsina (Greece) will hold the title from 2021 to 2023.

Kronos was reinstalled in Eleusis in November 2019 with the use of carton inspired by Olivier Grossetete.

Si è concluso sabato 24 ottobre a Matera, a qualche ora dal DPCM che ha sospeso gli spettacoli pubblici in teatri, cinema e spazi all’aperto, il Festival di arti performative “So Far So Close. Esercizi di vicinanza” prodotto dalla Fondazione Matera Basilicata 2019, con la collaborazione artistica di Silvia Bottiroli e Cristina Ventrucci, in partenariato con Apt Basilicata e ASM Matera e il patrocinio dei Comuni di Matera, Montescaglioso, Venosa, San Mauro Forte, Cirigliano, Latronico, San Severino Lucano.

In 2026, the Slovak Republic will host the title of European Capital of Culture (ECOC). This prestigious title will be shared in 2026 by two cities from two European Union (EU) Member States: one Slovak and one Finnish.

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