Timisoara, the Romanian city appointed Capital of Culture of 2021 is preparing to adapt it’s program of activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The city was granted its title in november 2019.
The majority of the activities, which have started this year have been postponed or moved online. However, activites celebrating the city’s rich culinary heritage need a fitting alternative. The city held a budget for preparing the city for the event of 48.5 million euros.
In august of this year, the European Commission proposed an adaptation to the appointmenst. Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland) were given the possibility to have their title extended until 30 April 2021. At the same time, the Commission proposed to postpone the year in which Novi Sad (Serbia) will hold the title from 2021 to 2022 and the year in which Timisoara (Romania) and Elefsina (Greece) will hold the title from 2021 to 2023.