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Online announcement of the first round results

On Thursday, February 4, a presentation of the Žilina Beskids 2026 project took place in front of an 11-member international panel. Untraditionally, due to the current pandemic, each candidate city joined the online meeting from its own place. In Žilina, the presentation team decided to use for this purpose the artistic installation called Sphére by […]



Žilina runs for the title together with cross-border partner cities

The city of Žilina is running for the title of European Capital of Culture 2026 together with its partner cities Bielsko-Biała in Poland and Frýdek-Místek in the Czech Republic under the name ŽILINA BESKIDS 2026. Žilina has decided to prioritize in its bid the cross-border cultural cooperation over the sole self-presentation, symbolically opening the city […]



Žilina submitted an application for the European Capital of Culture title in 2026

The future cultural and artistic program together with an outline of the city’s long-term cultural strategy or planned investments in cultural infrastructure is described in Žilina’s application for the European Capital of Culture for 2026. On December 15, Žilina submitted the application at the Ministry of Culture, becoming the official candidate city for the prestigious […]



City Conference Žilina 2026 has brought an inspiring program

On Wednesday, September 9, the City Conference Žilina 2026 was successfully held at the City Theater in Žilina. The conference was the culmination of the first phase of preparations for Žilina’s application for the European Capital of Culture 2026 competition. Participants had the opportunity to learn more about the application of Žilina, to be inspired […]



The city of Žilina will prepare an application for the European Capital of Culture

The city of Žilina will be preparing to join the call for a European Capital of Culture in 2026. After the first round of consultations with the cultural community and key partners in the city, the intention to prepare and submit an application was approved by Žilina city deputies on Tuesday, February 18. In addition, […]