Rijeka 2020

Contact – About Us

E-mail: info[at]rijeka2020[dot]eu
Telephone: +385 (0)51 770 814
Facebook: Rijeka 2020 – Port of Diversity
Twitter: @RiEPK2020
Instagram: RijekaECOC2020
Youtube: Rijeka EPK2020

Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture is a project and a European Union initiative that offers a unique opportunity to increase both the scope and diversity of the cultural offer and the topicality, international recognisability and relevance of the city of Rijeka. This is also an opportunity for Rijeka to re-examine its own cultural and urban identity and find new identity and identification footholds, which will not face the past, but be filled with the idea of creating new city content and values. We produce a programme which questions cultural, social and economical challenges of modern Europe and the rest of the world.


RIJEKA 2020 LLC was jointly founded by the Municipality of Rijeka and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The mission of the company is to carry out the European Capital of Culture project in the Republic of Croatia in 2020. The goal of the company is to independently, efficiently and transparently lead the RIJEKA 2020 project by implementing operational, programme and communication strategies. At the same time, infrastructural investments which are a part of the Rijeka 2020 ECOC Application (bid-book) are led by the Municipality of Rijeka and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

Supervisory Board:

Ivan Šarar, president

Nada Gunjača, member

Snježana Prijić-Samardžija, member

Dragica Marač, member

Rijeka 2020 Team

Slaven Tolj, Artistic Director (External Associate)

Emina Višnić, Board Member – Chief Executive Officer

Vuk Ćosić, Communications and Marketing Director

Irena Kregar Šegota, Development and Strategic Partnerships Director

Programme Team

Tanja Kalčić, Programme Manager (One River: Learning)

Neli Nežić, Programme Manager (27 Neighbourhoods)

Jelena Tondini, Project Manager / Coordinator

Zoran Krušvar, Project Manager / Coordinator

Dunja Matić, Project Manager / Coordinator

Mirna Gurdon, Project Manager / Coordinator

Mia Mohorić, Producer

Development and Strategic Partnerships

Daniela Doubek Grbac, Development Manager

Dorian Celcer, Project Manager / Coordinator

Organisation and Administration

Arijana Ančić, Secretary

Romina Kraljić Česen, Administrative Assistan