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?
Entrustment of candidature preparation
The Budweis citizens have been the driving force of Budweis from the start.
Approval of candidacy by the City Council
The candidacy for ECoC 2028 as an opportunity for the cultural transformation of the city has been approved by the political representatives and we can get down to work.
summer 2021 – summer 2022
Analytical, propositional and preparatory phase
We are engaging key personalities of the city and region. We are creating space for new visions and functional cultural concepts for a 21st century city that reflect the needs of its people.
Submission of application leading up to stage 1
We've got some hard work to do here. We have 60 pages to present our planned cultural development and cultural program for the duration of the ECoC 2028 tenure.
October 2022 - January 2023
Announcement of those advancing to stage 2
Which Czech cities will advance to the second stage? Join us in cheering for Budweis to be among the qualifiers!
August - December 2023
Announcement of the winners, awarding of the ECoC title
We believe that Budweis will take this opportunity to show how far they have come. Keep your fingers crossed! 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽
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.