Tandem Cultural Capitals

Winning the European Capital of Culture title puts the cultural scene of cities and regions in the European spotlight. Professionalising international networking, enabling local players to cooperate on European level and sharing know-how, is an important part in the programme - before, during but also after this specific year. Tandem Cultural Capitals brings together cultural professionals from eight European Capitals of Culture of the past and future, in order to facilitate, renew and strengthen this central strategic dimension.

Stories & collaborations


Green & Grey

  • Yannis Pappas Chorus
  • Claudia Woolgar Brave New World Producties


  • Marlène Kreins Centre Culturel Régional Dudelange Opderschmelz
  • Katarina Dajč Udruženje Scenatoria

Hidden Words

  • Dorrit Jorritsma Nachtkijkers Filmfestival
  • Eoin Butler Thornton Galway Film Centre
  • Joris Hoebe New Noardic Wave

Creative Mapping

  • Henk Rigter Mooiedingenmakers
  • Róisín Stack Theatre57

Heritage in focus (The revival of tradition)

  • Ivana Peric Klub Studenata Komparatistike
  • Manja Kosanović NGO Gomirje u srcu 1599

Salty culture lab

  • Skaiste Jurene Nationalis Kauno dramos teatras
  • Sabina Barbiš Udruga Termen

Community Counterpoint

  • Daiva Vaišnorienė Kūrybos ir užimtumo STUBA
  • Ratka Višnić Otvoreno kazalište Omišalj
  • Margot Hoiting City Proms | Stichting EMBRACE Nederland

Converging sites

  • Tamás Péterváry Laczko Dezso Múzeum
  • Arda van Tiggelen Stichting VHDG

Tandem Cultural Capitals is co-developed by European Cultural Foundation together with Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2028 and Rijeka 2020, in cooperation with Galway 2020, Eleusis 2021, Novi Sad 2021, Esch-zur-Alzette 2022, Kaunas 2022 and Veszprém 2023.

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