Representatives of Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture and an official delegation from Croatia, including the Mayor of Rijeka Vojko Obersnel, President of the Rijeka City Council Andrej Poropat and Rijeka University Rector Snježana Prijić Samaržija, visited Dublin and Galway from 25 to 30 June at the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the Republic of Ireland in order to celebrate the Statehood Day of the Republic of Croatia.
In the centre of Rijeka on Wednesday June 26, 2019, a magical street spectacle opens this year's Children's Festival "Tobogan" Rijeka 2020 - European Capital of Culture.
Arts organisation Creative Laboratory of Contemporary Theatre KRILA is calling independent theatre artists/collectives to participate in one part of the Lab in Rijeka - “Site-specific theatre practices and audiences” that will be held from 9th until 19th September 2019 in Rijeka.
IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts – is a network of over 450 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide: theatre, dance, circus, performance, interdisciplinary live art forms, new media.
In order to encourage citizens to come up with a project that would enhance the city with social-cultural and art campaigns, for which they would receive financial support, an Info Day was held at RiHub as part of the Participate! campaign.
The greening of the city centre, redevelopment of urban gardens, nurseries and a sensory garden with a composting plant or the beautification of the green roundabout are just some of the projects that were approved in the first round of the public call for submissions as part of the Green Wave project, which was presented to the citizens at the Info Day of the European Capital of Culture's Participate! campaign.
Bestowing the title of European Capital of Culture 2020 upon Rijeka prompted the formation of a strong production team that will implement a plethora of programmes during the preparation period and in 2020, when Rijeka takes on the title of ECoC.