European Capitals of Culture

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European Capitals of Culture[edit]

The European Capitals of Culture initiative began in 1985 with the aims of illustrating the richness and diversity of European cities, celebrating European cultural ties and uniting Europeans by emphasizing similarities and promoting a deeper understanding between cultures. The initiative also has the objective of raising the designated city’s international profile and boosting tourism. The EU Commission is tasked with choosing two cities per year to be the European Capitals of Culture, based on specific criteria that judges what a city plans to do to make it exceptional in that year.

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