Budweis for European Capital of Culture 2028
In 2028, the Czech Republic will be hosting the prestigious event for the European Capital of Culture title. Which city will win? It could be Budweis! How will we do it? What would winning bring to the city? How can you help?
Who supports us
Assignment of the Budějovice 2028 Association to the preparation of the candidacy
Budweis residents have always been the driving force of Budweis.
Approval of candidacy by the City Council
The candidacy for ECoC 2028 as an opportunity for cultural transformation in the city is approved by the political representation and we get to work.
summer 2021 – summer 2022
Analytical, design and preparation phase
We involve key figures from the city and the region in the preparation of the bid. We distribute 1.5 million CZK in grants. We implement the main accompanying programme of the Kul.turista candidacy and get to know the different city districts, neighbourhoods and communities. We create space for new visions and functional cultural concepts for a 21st century city that reflect the needs of its residents.
September - October 2022
Submission of the application for Round 1 and its presentation
We're submitting the application! In the first round, we answer 26 questions on 60 pages, detailing the artistic concept of the application and demonstrating the city's capacity to host the title of European Capital of Culture 2028. The content of the application remains confidential to the public until mid-October, when all candidate cities present their candidacies to the international jury.
October 2022 - January 2023
2nd round of candidacy
On October 14, 2022, we will find out which of the candidate cities will advance to Round 2 and thus have the chance to further develop and defend their concept. In the second round, we already have something to build on. We can continue what we started and deepen our cooperation with partners in the city and region, implement concrete projects, but also travel across Europe and visit the cities that hold the title of ECoC. And we're bringing one of you with us!
August - December 2023
Announcement of the winners and awarding of the ECoC title
We believe that the journey to the title can also be the destination. Nevertheless, our goal is winning. Together with you.
The benefits of candidacy in numbers
These are the results the title of ECoC 2015 brought to Pilsen.
We can expect similar impact here.
crowns spent by visitors
shining city in Europe
Source: Tereza Raabová et al., Economic impacT v.o.s: European Capital of Culture
Pilsen 2015: impacts of visitor spending on the economy, 2016
Ideas and questions
Would you like to share your thoughts on how to take our culture a step further? Or are you struggling to find answers to your questions? This is the place to start.