Invitation to collaborate with the European Capital of Culture Oulu2026

Oct 10, 2022 | Events

27 October 2022

Meet and greet our partner Oulu2026

The City of Oulu in Northern Finland and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux have the pleasure to invite you to the office of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux to hear more about the European Capital of Culture, Oulu2026, and explore potential international collaboration opportunities for the Oulu2026 programme. Meet and greet our partner Oulu2026 with a glass of wine and nibbles.


International cooperation

The European Capital of Culture, Oulu2026 is seeking partners to become part of the capital of culture programme in 2026. The Open Call 2022 is aimed at large-scale projects that require longer preparation and production time.

The goal of Oulu2026 is to achieve a permanent Cultural Climate Change and to use culture to fuel positive development in Northern Finland. The Oulu2026 programme is built around three programme themes: Wild City, Cool Contrasts and Brave Hinterland. All Open Call proposals should relate to these themes.


Practical Info:

Date and Time: Thursday, 27 October 2022, 16:00-18:00: CET 

Venue: The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Rue de l’ Arbre 14/3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Accessibility: The building is centrally located in Brussels. Our office is on the third floor. You can find more information about accessibility on our website. Please feel free to reach out to us by phone or email if you have any questions about accessibility. +32 468 15 56 72,




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