Tampere and the Tampere Region’s second – and final – bid book to become the European Capital of Culture was published on April 22, 2021. Equally European is our ambitious attempt to reach out to Europe, using equality and culture to bind us together as Europeans.
A Finnish city will be elected a Capital of Culture 2026 by a European panel and the selection will be confirmed by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The bid book will be presented to the panel in spring 2021. On June 2, 2021, the panel will decide which Finnish city will be the European Capital of Culture 2026.
Towards the European Capital of Culture
Tampere and the Tampere Region are applying together to become the next European Capital of Culture 2026. Our aim is to create a European case study on how to increase equality through culture.
The most important tools of the Capital of Culture are culture and the arts. In our Cultural Programme, we pay special attention to how we translate equality into cultural projects.