Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture

The Balaton Solar Boat Challenge is an initiation of the University of Pannonia, which shares the project with the Veszprém-Balaton 2023  European Capital of Culture programme, the Hungarian Sailing Association, the Solar Sport One and the Municipality of Balatonalmádi. The latter provides the event venue. The BSBC, as one of the major sport and cultural events of the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 ECOC programme year, aims to set a good example and serve as a model for other cities.

Community building

The local organising team and the Pannon Solar Boat Team are creating new contacts and friendships.


The race and accompanying events will also involve the VEB2023 ECoC prgorammes' Shiners team and volunteers from the University of Pannonia.


The BSBC itself is a new event in the palette of national sporting competitions, not to mention the unique solar boats created by the development work of the participating teams.


We are making developments that will help modernise the region, in a way that will benefit the region’s environment and economy in the long term – The BSBC will raise awareness of sustainability and the importance of protecting the environment by showcasing solar-powered boats.