The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year. Each year, two cities from two chosen European countries are nominated as a Capital of Culture. In 2020, Ireland and Croatia have been announced as the chosen countries. The delegated city for each country will be selected by a process of open competition.
Dublin2020 is Dublin’s Bid to host the European Capital of Culture in 2020. We want the whole city to bid, bringing together all our values, all our people and all our resources. We want to know what has added value to your life and how you would add value to Dublin and Europe.
Being a European Capital of Culture brings real and lasting benefits. It has helped to create economic growth, build a sense of community and regenerate cities.