In 2023, Elefsina (Greece), Timisoara (Romania) and Veszprem (Hungary) hold the title of European Capitals of Culture. They thus join more than sixty cities selected in previous years, throughout the EU and beyond.
Throughout 2023, the new European Capitals of Culture will celebrate this title through events, exhibitions, and performances.
The title of European Capital of Culture makes it possible to demonstrate the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe, to stimulate sustainable tourism and to promote the development of cities through culture.
To be selected, the cities had to set up a cultural program with a strong European dimension, encouraging the active involvement of their inhabitants and their communities.
The handover event will take place at the Acropolis Museum in Athens on January 9 and will also be an opportunity to look back on the past year and celebrate the Capitals of Culture 2022, namely Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), Kaunas (Lithuania) and Novi Sad (Serbia).