We are happy to announce the list of the member cities of the Culture Next Cities Network for the coming two years: 2023 and 2024. Given the raised interest of the ECoC candidate cities (33 applicants for 23 member cities seats), the Culture Next Board confirmed 23 full member seats for eligible cities and decided to set up anย observing member status for other 9 European cities.

32 cities from 19 EU countries and the UK will become members of the Culture Next Cities Network starting with January 2023.ย The first members meeting in the new formula will be held on December 15th.ย 

Rights and benefits of the full member cities:
– Possibility of free access for two representatives to five network conferences;
– Possibility of one away mobility per term;
– Communication budget received from the Network;
– Free access to the Networkโ€™s capacity building programme;
– Free access to the Culture Next digital channels;
– Technical and moral support to face the specific ECoC candidacy challenges;
– Possibility to take part in grant application consortia;
– Participation and support in advocacy campaigns related to culture and European topics;
– Opportunity to contribute to cultural policies and establish best practices in these fields;
– Possibility to increase European relevance and visibility of our member cities and the impact of our cultural work.

The observing member cities can access all Culture Next activities on their own expense for one year, without just the rights to vote in the General Assembly and to chair Thematic Working Groups. After one year they will be invited to join as full members.

Full member cities:
1. Aveiro ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
2. Azores ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
3. Belfast ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
4. Burgos ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
5. Braga ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
6. Chemnitz ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
7. Cluj-Napoca ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
8. Debrecen ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
9. Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
10. Elefsina ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท
11. Faro ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
12. Gijon ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
13. Leeds ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
14. Leeuwarden ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
15. Leuven ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
16. Matera ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
17. Oeiras ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
18. Oulu ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
19. Plunge ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น
20. Reims ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
21. Rouen ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
22. Saint Denis ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
23. Trencin ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Observing member cities:
1. Bastia ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
2. Broumov ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
3. Ceske Budejovice ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
4. Galway ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
5. Larnaka ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
6. Tripolis ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท
7. Uppsala ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
8. Valmiera ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
9. Veszprem ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

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