Pilsen “lads“ attention caught by courage and audacity of Hlohovec

July 2020
Petr Simon and Roman Černík are „lads from Pilsen“, approached by Hlohovec ECoC 2026 project team to assist with preparations of the application for the first round of our candidature.

The ECoC project is heading into the next stage

June 2020
Activities around preparation of the candidature of Hlohovec for the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2026 are continuing. The previous two months were very intensive...


Hlohovec aspiring to become a capital of European culture

February 2020               In 2026 one Slovak and one Finnish town will held a prestigious title of the European Capital of Culture (ECoC). Within Slovakia, Hlohovec also has the ambition to compete for this title.  Six years of preparations may...

Hlohovec - European Capital of Culture 2026: a real chance or a utopia? 

April 2020                  The title of the ECoC is designated to one or two European towns that have for an entire year an opportunity to introduce their cultural lifestyle and its development to the rest of Europe. A panel of 12 experts will select... 

The ECoc project offers a platform for cooperation

May 2020
Could a town like ours, despite not even having a cultural centre harbour ambitions to become a capital of culture? Many say it’s impossible. Many think these visions are naive and unrealistic. Nevertheless, people...


European Capital of Culture contest may help stopping the brain drain from Hlohovec

May 2020

We discussed the intent of contesting the title of ECoC 2026, the opportunities that it may bring to Hlohovec and the importance of community participation with the Hlohovec ECoC 2026 Project Director – Juraj Surma.