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Veszprém and Bakony-Balaton region hosts the world: 29 cities from around the globe to be exact, throughout the year. Guest cities from Japan to Jamaica have 2 weeks to showcase their culture within the framework of Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture’s InterUrban event series, carried out by well connected Hangvető.

Oulu is the European Capital of Culture in 2026. In 2026 all eyes will turn to the North when Oulu and its 39 partner municipalities from Northern Finland will be filled with culture, art, and the power of community spirit. The cultural program is made together with local and European partners so that it can be seen and heard throughout Europe. The European Capital of Culture is the most important culture-related initiative of the European Union. And Ecocnews is the first and only newspaper to report on this competition on a European level and specifically.

Tartu 2024, the Young Blood City

Lunedì, 16 Ottobre 2023

Estonian musician and producer NOËP released his new single "Young Blood City," which will also be the offical anthem for Tartu's year as European Capital of Culture in 2024.

Notre Dame is called the soul of Paris. This church is a place of identification for an entire country. As a result of the tragic fire in 2019, their bells have fallen silent. However, these bells were not damaged by the fire and quietly “listen” to the sounds of the city around Notre Dame. Silent Echoes: Notre Dame  is a continuously live-streamed sound sculpture that makes audible the simple physical fact that these bells are constantly ringing in secret.

As part of the Timisoara 2023 cultural programme, the exhibition Light whispers in the silence by artists Dorian Bolca, Andrei Bucovanu, RIZI & Dorin Cucicov, Sergiu Doroftei, and Calin Topa will open on 10 October at 8pm at the the MV Sci-Art Cultural Center (Timișoara, bd. Mihai Viteazu, nr.1).

České Budějovice received the title of European Capital of Culture 2028. To ensure its successful implementation, the city established a registered institute, which is looking for an executive director for the following years.

Registration is now open for the workshop 'A cross-border European Capital of Culture: new challenges for cohesion policy'. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 10 October on the occasion of the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels and will focus on the challenges and opportunities for cohesion policies arising from the victory of the title of European Capital of Culture 2025 obtained jointly by the cities of Nova Gorica and Gorizia.

Tourism in times of climate change – does it even make sense? And how can sustainable tourism succeed? The Interreg project “Alpine Region Worth Living” is intended to answer questions that are so important to Austria and Bavaria. It is run for three years under the leadership of the Johannes Kepler University Linz and is endowed with 1.1 million euros.

In support of Ukrainian culture EcocNews has launched a petition for one of the three European Capitals of Culture to be chosen in 2030. We have reached over 300 signatures, but the petition is still open and can be found here. Another even more important initiative in support of Ukrainian culture is ZMINA: Rebuilding.

Peter Gabriel and Sting's favourite drummer Manu Katché, nu jazz emblematic trumpeter Erik Truffaz, Grammy Award-winning guitar virtuoso Bill Frisell, amazing Swiss drummer Jojo Mayer and the Scary Pockets, who have made a name for themselves with their funk reinterpretations of well-known songs, will also perform at the Veszprém Jazz Festival from 16 to 19 November 2023.