European Capital of Culture 2022- Novi Sad


Event date
January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Novi Sad
Short description

What is European Capital of Culture

The European Capital of Culture was established to emphasise richness and diversity of European cultures, strengthen bonds between citizens of Europe, connect people from different European countries, learn about other cultures, promote mutual understanding and strengthen the sense of Europeanness.

The most important legacy of the project is to put culture in the very centre of social development and redefine culture as a key for economic development based on knowledge, innovation and creativity.

Many capitals of culture took the opportunity to develop cultural infrastructure during and after the project, provide wider access to culture, improve the image of a city, develop the tourism economy and strengthen cultural and creative industries.



Novi Sad will hold the title of European Capital of Culture in 2022

Novi Sad is among the first cities outside the European Union to be declared the European Capital of Culture and thus became one of the 60 cities that took this title, fostering the richness of diversity and interculturalism.

The main idea of the ‘4 New Bridges’ programme narrative aims to leave Novi Sad firm legacies that improve the cultural life of the city: new programmes, new processes, involved people (citizens, cultural institutions, associations, organisations, artists) and new spaces for culture. That is exactly why the vision of the project is: ‘The Beginning of New. Now!

At the end of last year, on 23 December, the official decision of the European Commission was made to postpone the title year for 2022 due to the global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The decision came into force on 1 January 2021, and Novi Sad joined Kaunas (Lithuania) and Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), as the European Capital of Culture in 2022.

Find out more about the Program throughout the European Capital of Culture 2022 Novi Sad HERE

Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
  • SEE
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
Event type
  • Other

Entry created by Admin on March 7, 2022
Modified on March 11, 2022

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