In 2028, three cities will hold the title of European Capitals of Culture in the Czech Republic, France and an EFTA/EEA country, a candidate country or a potential candidate for EU membership. The competition started in August 2021 in the Czech Republic. Czech and in December 2021 in France and for cities in non-EU countries.
Broumov and Budejovice are the cities in the Czech Republic that have passed the pre-selection process and made it onto the shortlist to become the European capital of culture in 2028. This was announced in October by the European Commission's evaluation committee at a press conference held today in Prague. The other two candidate cities were Liberec and Brno.