Councillors in Krakow have passed a motion calling for Krakow to begin work on bidding to host the Junior Eurovision 2020.
Twenty seven out of forty three councilors have supported a motion which calls on Krakow to begin work on bidding to host the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The motion which is non-biding signals that councilors want the regional President to host the competition and to begin dialogue with relevant stakeholders.
The passing of the motion was met with celebration from a number of councilors who see hosting as a great opportunity for the youth of Krakow. However there has been skepticism as to whether there is any financial benefit to Krakow hosting the competition.
President Jacek Majchrowski has already stated that he is hesitant for the city to host the competition, should Poland be selected by the European Broadcasting Union to host the 2020 edition. Mr Majchrowski believes that it is risky to book the Tauron Arena out for a period of three weeks and stop other events taking place in the city.
Currently Poland who won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, has stated that they will bid to host next years contest. However the Head of TVP Jacek Kurski, has hinted that the European Broadcasting Union may not support a Polish bid to host for a second year running. RTVE the Spanish national broadcaster has also stated that it will not be bidding, following its third place finish in Gliwice, Poland.
Source: Krakow Wyborcza