Oulu2026 ECoC Conference
on 12th–14th March 2019

Can ECoC Save the World?


Oulu2026 ECoC conference was organised on 12th-14th March 2019. The conference focused on how to use ECoC as a tool for city development and for making a better future for Europe and the World. 

We thank all all participators, speakers and artists for your effort in creating the conference with us!


Conference keynotes and panel discussions can be found from the following links:

Neil Peterson: Can Culture Change Our City? - The Liverpool Experience: Where Did It All Go Right? 
Link to the video

Piia Rantala-Korhonen: Welcoming Words
Tom Fleming: Purposeful partnerships, collaborative practice and the European Dimension
Jelle Burggraaff: The European Dimension: Threat or Opportunity?
Link to the video

Imanol Galdos: Donostia: Can "perfection" be improved?
Panel discussion "No Money, No Honey" Discussion on funding ECoC projects. Moderator: Samu Forsblom. Panelists: Kari Aalto, Jelle Burggraaff, Leevi Lehtinen, Leena Vuotovesi & Pirjo Yli-Maunula
Piia Rantala-Korhonen: Wrap up and conclusions
Link to the video


Speakers and artists

The conference is funded by the City of Oulu and the Regional Innovations and Experimentations funding from the Council of Oulu region.