TrencsénSzlovákiaIt has become embedded as a shared philosophy across Trenčín and our European partners. The concept has been meticulously elaborated, developed, and shared with hundreds of stakeholders throughout the city, region and Europe.This bid shows the dedication and comprehensive vision to fulfill the potential of Trenčín 2026. Over these months we ourselves have experienced growth, cultivated our own curiosity, navigated new journeys of discovery, and developed relationships through rewarding dialogues and collaborations.Cultivating an inquisitive mindset introduced new approaches and positive perspectives into the Trenčín 2026 transformational process. We feel very grateful for the privilege and responsibility of embracing the challenge of bidding to be European Capital of Culture.

esch2022"In 2022, together with 10 Pro-Sud municipalities, and 8 municipalities in France, in the Communautée de Communes Pays Haut Val l’Alzette (CCPHVA), Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg’s second largest city, will be European Capital of Culture. Each year this label is awarded to a different city or area within the European Union. Esch2022 will share this title with Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania and Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia, which will be partner cities for Esch2022."


kaunas2022"At the beginning of 2017, Kaunas was awarded the title of the European Capital of Culture for 2022. Together with various cultural organisations, artists and creatives, we develop a vast, endless and borderless programme that we call the Contemporary Capital. The entire time remaining until 2022 is a common journey of Kaunas and Kaunas District from temporary to contemporary!"


novisad2022NOVI SAD 2021 is a platform for development of creative potentials of Novi Sad. This project should, above else, motivate and inspire both cultural workers and all citizens to re-examine current values and set new goals towards democratic cultural development of the city. Re-examination of modern identity of Novi Sad, revitalisation of cultural heritage, reconstruction of the existing and opening new spaces intended for culture, developing cultural participation of citizens, are just some of the priciples of cultural development that must be adopted in following seven years, on the way to winning this prestigious title.