Oulu2026 Bid Book

Bid Book for the Final Selection


Take another look!

Download the Oulu2026 application on your phone or tablet, point it at the cover of this book and see how the book comes to life! When you see the AR-icon in the bid book you can then use your device to discover the augmented reality features.

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City Council’s celebratory decision to bid for the ECoC title

Working groups begin
Oulu City Strategy 2026 completed
Forming the themes and programme content

Oulu is short-listed for the European Capital of Culture 2026 title

Jury members will visit Oulu for one day

31.5. or 1.6.
Oulu will present its bid to the jury

The final selection of the European Capital of Culture