Responsibility guidelines

These guidelines contain the minimum requirements for organizing responsible and environmentally friendly events as part of the European Capital of Culture Oulu program in 2026. The guidelines have been prepared in cooperation with Oulu Culture Foundation, and the Most Sustainable European Capital of Culture Project led by the City of Oulu Events Department.

Later, a more extensive checklist and A Guide to Sustainable Event Production will be published, to help the event organizers take a new steps to reduce their environmental load.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to pay attention to the following instructions before submitting the Oulu2026 application.

Travel and transportation


Waste disposal

Procurement and materials

Food and drink

Water and drainage