Valletta 2018 is about a date, a place and one eventful year. But that's just part of the story. Valletta 2018 is a journey that starts now. In October 2011, Valletta became a candidate European Capital of Culture (ECoC) for 2018, submitting a bid that includes all Malta. If awarded the title, Valletta 2018 will see an inspiring, exciting and innovative programme of events that pushes our capabilities and creativity.