As leading organisers of the Dopolavoro flagship, we pass on the proclamation by Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture:

RIJEKA, 17th April 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the impossibility of carrying on with the implementation of cultural and artistic activities till further notice, most of the activities of Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture will be temporarily suspended.

A new crisis project management proposal has been drafted. The RIJEKA 2020 company will carry on with necessary tasks with a minimal number of employees in order to complete payments linked with the programs and activities implemented so far, as well as to work on the preparation of those programs that will be able to take place once the confinement measures are no longer in place. The new program proposal jointly drafted by the City of Rijeka and RIJEKA 2020 LLT has been submitted to the Ministry of Culture and the Primorje – Gorski kotar County as basis for consultations and negotiations regarding the future implementation of the project.

It is certain that in the context of significantly reduced public budgets’ receipts following the implementation of coronavirus measures, the budgetary resources planned for the implementation of RIJEKA 2020 ECoC program will also be reduced. Therefore, a coronavirus crisis management plan for Rijeka 2020 ECoC project has been drafted, consisting of two phases.

In the first phase, the RIJEKA 2020 company that was founded for the preparation and the implementation of the ECoC program will continue with all necessary tasks with a minimum number of staff in order to complete all payments and obligations linked to programs that took place so far, as well as to prepare the second phase including those programs that will be able to be implemented after the end of the confinement measures.

The document that has been jointly drafted  by  the RIJEKA 2020 company and the City of Rijeka as the holder of the ECoC designation, was yesterday submitted to the Ministry of Culture and the Primorje – Gorski kotar county and it represents the basis for future talks regarding the financial framework  and the program implementation plan…


Read the full statement here.




For now, all scheduled events in the framework of the Dopolavoro program of the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project, are postponed until further notice.

Take care of yourself and others! See you soon!

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