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Inspired by VAGAR, the bid book presents the proposal of Évora, and the Alentejo, to be European Capital of Culture in 2027. 

The final version of the bid book, which we have prepared after analysing the recommendations of the international panel of independent experts resulting from the pre-selection phase, is the outcome of a continuous process of listening to the territory and deepening the idea that inspired Évora 2027: VAGAR. Discover the concept, the strategy, the cultural and artistic content, the European dimension and the impact of Évora 2027 in the selection bid book.

Selection Bid Book
Expert's Panel Report - selection stage

Évora's first bid book for the European Capital of Culture in 2027 was born from the contributions of many people and institutions in the Alentejo, who joined a broad participatory process made up of multiple voices, sensitivities and perspectives. The thinkers and creators who shaped and shape this territory. The candidacy dossier, which proposes the vacancy as an answer for the future, is now available for reading.

Pre-selection Bid Book
Expert's Panel Report - Pre-selection stage