Rijeka ECoC in numbers

ECoC is the pride of Rijeka
Through the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project, Rijeka aims to upgrade the scope and the variety of its cultural offer, expand the access to and the participation in culture, reinforce the capacities in the culture sector and its ties to other sectors, and improve the international visibility and profile of the city and the region.
  • 1.000 cultural events
  • 400+ events until 2020
  • 600+ events since 2020
  • 7 cultural objects
  • 300 partners
  • 100 empowered local communities and civic initiatives
  • 1.000 volunteers


The entire community is involved in the preparation of programmes. The project is based on the cooperation of the entire culture sector and other sectors and stakeholders in the city, the region and beyond.

Implementation phases

June 2016 – June 2018: Mapping and positioning
July 2018 – December 2019: Production and communication
February 2020 – February 2021: ECoC year – realisation
2021 and beyond: Evaluation and legacy

SourcePlanned Income
Funds from the State Budget of the Republic of Croatia€10,000,000
Funds from the Budget of the City of Rijeka€28,190,000
Funds from the Budget of the Primorje-Gorski kotar County€3,300,000
Funds from EU funds applications and programmes€25,500,000
Funds from sponsors and other sources€4,280,000
ItemPlanned Expenses
Infrastructure (reconstruction of facilities)€44,470,000
Promotion and marketing€4,510,000
Management, administration, other€3,760,000