• Trenčín 2026

Finnish cities have already submitted their final Bid Books

In 2026, there will be two cities in Europe boasting the title of European Capital of Culture.

One will be in Slovakia and one in Finland. And it is the Finns who have already handed over the second-round Bid Book and are currently preparing for the visit of the jury, which should be in May, and for the subsequent defenses of the entire project. The winning project from Finland should be known during the summer.

If you are interested in the projects developed by the three Finnish cities of Oulu, Tampere and Saimaa-ilmiö - candidates for the European Capital of Culture for 2026, read below :)


The project, created by OULU 2026, is called Cultural Climate Change and, as the name suggests, reflects on 2021, a change in the way the world works as well as climate change, but also their efforts to reconnect with the world around them and the culture that surrounds them.

Read Bid Book of Oulu 2026