Meet Up ECoC!European Capital of Culture

Meet Up ECoC!European Capital of Culture


European Capitals of Culture Presentation & Networking 2024

Delegations from 14 host cities come together again in Tokyo to showcase European Capitals of Culture!


The European Capitals of Culture (ECOC) is one of the best-known cultural programs in the European Union (EU). For 39 years, the European Capital of Culture continues to develop into a global arts and cultural exchange program with artists from over 100 countries participating each year. In addition, over the past 31 years, some 32,000 artists and youth from Japan have participated in programs organized, researched, and negotiated by the European Capital of Culture.

EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee is excited to announce the ECOC presentation and networking 2024. This year again, representatives from the 14 host cities of the European Capital of Culture will gather in Tokyo to introduce the attractions and activity policies of each host city. Japanese artists who are interested in developing their activities in Europe will be able to find out how they can participate in the European Capital of Culture. A networking program will be held at the venue where you can promote your own activities to them. We encourage you to register for the “Meet Up ECoC!” artist bank, where you can deliver your portfolio in advance. The committee will also provide travel support for your participation in the European Capital of Culture.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024, 14:30-18:00 (doors open at 14:00)

Venue: Bellesalle Iidabashi Ekimae, Sumitomo Fudosan Iidabashi Ekimae Building, 3-8-5 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (access)

Language: English/No interpretation

Admission: Free (for the first 300 attendees)

Click here to register (Google Forms)

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Part I: Presentations (14:30-16:25)

Representatives from the following 14 European Capital of Culture cities will introduce the underlying themes, attractions of the host city, programs that will be held throughout the year, and legacy projects that will be implemented after the year of the event.

Participating European Capital of Culture Cities

2019   Matera (Italy)
2022   Novi Sad(Serbia)
2023   Veszprém-Baraton(Hungary)
2024   Bad Ischl-Salzkammergut(Austria)
2025    Nova Gorica-Gorizia (Slovenia/Italy)
2026   Oulu(Finland)
2027   Liepāja(Latvia)
2028   Budweis(Czech Republic)

Part II: Networking (16:3018:00)

Representatives from each city will be waiting for you at their booths in an open floor style.

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For those participating as artists

The European Capital of Culture is seeking information on Japanese artists. If you would like to promote your own activities, please post information about your activities on the Committee’s artist databank site “Meet Up ECoC!” Due to the large number of participants, please refrain from handing over materials on the day of the event. If you have already been listed, please take this opportunity to update your information. The Cultural Capital of Europe will use this information for future projects. We hope you will make use of this information!

Artist Bank “Meet Up ECoC”

▶︎ Register here

▶︎ For those who already have an account:here

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