České Budějovice Celebrates Becoming the European Capital of Culture 2028
On Friday 30th June, České Budějovice experienced great joy. The International Commission has awarded the title of European Capital of Culture 2028 to České Budějovice. The prestigious title is a great chance to present the cultural environment of the city and the region to the whole of Europe. At the same time, after thirteen years, it is a strong impetus for culture in the whole Czech Republic. České Budějovice and Broumov in East Bohemia competed in the final round.
This prestigious award is seen as a recognition of the unique concept of (PERMA)CULTURE, ambitious plans for the future as well as exceptional involvement of the local community and good networking within the European Union.
The title helps the cultural and economic development of cities and entire regions. In the coming years, České Budějovice will gradually kick off projects to enrich the city and our region. The regional cultural community is going to meet the general public in the autumn. Projects already underway will continue and other projects will be launched for everything to culminate in 2028 when the attention of the whole of Europe will be focused on us.
KUL.TURISTA will continue in the city and throughout the region. The city will advertise for a new Director of the Registered Institute Budějovice 2028 and for new positions. There will also be openings for volunteers. The application form is available in English on the website: budejovice2028.cz, with a Czech translation to follow in July.
Since 1985, the title of European Capital of Culture has been awarded by the European Union to one or more European cities for one year, giving them the opportunity to present their cultural life and development to Europe throughout the year.
More than 60 European cities, ranging from metropolises to towns of ten thousand people, have been awarded the title of ECoC. Prague (2000), Pilsen (2015) and our partner city Linz (2009) are amongst them.