Frequently asked questions
|June 2022||End of Declaration of Intent phase for Interested Cities|
|Sept 2022||End of Submission phase for Interested Cities|
|Nov 2022||Presentation of the Nominee Cities’ Shortlist by the Experts’ Jury|
|Dec 2022||Selection of the first European Capital of Democracy by the Citizens’ Jury|
|Jan 2023||Announcement of the City-Designate for European Capital of Democracy|
|Aug 2023||Completion of the ECoD Programme Year preparations by the Steering Board|
|Sept 2023||Opening ceremony of the very first European Capital of Democracy|
- Jaimie Just – CCRE/CEMR
- Bruno Kaufmann – Democracy International
- Robert Krimmer – Skytte Institute at University of Tartu
- Amina Krvavac – Child Warhood Museum
- Antonella Valmorbida – ALDA Europe / European Partnership for Democracy
All Cities that have successfully completed their Declaration of Intent by 30 June 2022 and have provided a complete ECoD application as defined in the Call document (including mission statement, democracy projects and project ideas) by 30 September 2022 will be accepted as a member of the ECoD City Network.
In principle, all member Cities are expected to compete for the title of European Capital of Democracy. An exception can be made if the date for the next municipal elections of a City has not been set yet, but might fall into the first Programme Year (September 2023 to August 2024).
In this case, the City can still be considered to be potentially added to the Shortlist by the Experts’ Jury until the middle of November 2022. If the election date has not been set by then, the City might not be included in the shortlist, but can stay a member of the ECoD City Network and participate in the next edition of the ECoD Call, 2024/25.