Where next for #WCEU? The application process to select a WordCamp Europe 2021 host city is now open!
Here’s an opportunity for your local WordPress community to join a historic lineup of destinations! After Leiden, Sofia, Sevilla, Vienna, Paris, Belgrade, Berlin and Porto, where will WordCamp Europe travel to next?
Every year since 2013, WordCamp Europe is organized by a team composed of two main groups: a local team and a global team. The local team is comprised of members of the host city’s WordPress community, while the global team is built around experienced WordCamp organizers from across Europe, most of whom have participated in one or more past events.
Hosting WordCamp Europe is a big responsibility. This is why the local and global teams work as one, bringing together in-depth knowledge of the local community and years of experience.
Each year the WordCamp organizing team aims to improve the application and selection process, so please read what follows carefully, even if you have participated in the past.
FAQ about WordCamp Europe
WordCamp Europe takes place in June, excluding the last weekend to avoid interfering with summer holidays in many European countries. Options for 2021 are:
- 3-5 June
- 10-12 June
- 17-19 June
You can apply with any of these in mind, and the final date will be decided after the selection process.
Who can apply?
Any team that has organised one or more successful WordCamps in a European city, with at least one in 2018 and/or 2019.
“New” country vs “old” country?
They encourage everyone to apply, even if they have visited your country in the previous WCEU editions. If they receive two equally strong applications, one from a new country and one from a country they have already been to, they will select the new country.
How to apply?
To apply, fill out this survey. Note that it is possible to save a partially-filled form, and come back later to complete it. It will only be considered final when the application period ends.
When are applications due?
You have until 29 February at 23:59 CET to apply.
What should be included in the application?
In an attempt to optimize the application process as much as possible, they would like you to focus only on the questions from the form. No extra websites, videos, interviews or recommendations needed: just the form!
To help you even further, the WCEU Team will do research around your application and ask you all the necessary questions to learn from your local knowledge.
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We applied last year. What should we do this year?
Cities that applied last year may use last year’s application, so long as they ensure all prices and numbers are updated.
Can we apply with more than one venue?
Yes, as long as they are in the same city. Complete the survey in its entirety for each venue. Do this only for the main event venue; there is no need to apply multiple times if you have different Contributor Day or After Party venue options. Instead, pick the best for your application.
What happens if my team is selected?
They will select the 2021 host city by 19 March 2020 at the latest. A few members of that team will be invited by the current team to participate in the final phase of the organization for WordCamp Europe 2020 in Porto to become familiar with the organization process.
When will the host city be announced?
The 2021 host city will be announced publicly during closing remarks at WordCamp Europe in Porto, on Saturday 6 June 2020.
Are you a current organizer of a local WordCamp in Europe and have a team that wants to host the event in your city? If the answer is “yes,” apply to host WCEU 2021 by 29 February 2020. They will be in touch and will deliver a decision by 19 March 2020.
For all other questions, please send them an email to email@example.com.