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European Capitals/Cities of Culture

Study on the European Cities and Capitals of Culture and the European Cultural Months (1995-2004).

In 2003 the European Commission launched a tender to commission an analysis and synthesis of the events "European Capital/City of Culture" and "Cultural Months" for the years 1995 to 2004, on the basis of documented information.
Within this context, Palmer/Rae Associates was selected to carry out the study.

This report provides a single source of information for organisers of European Capitals of Culture, municipalities and governments, cultural operators, researchers and journalists and others interested in this and related topics. It also offers a basis for future policy-making in the field.

The study focuses on the organisational and financing aspects as well as the social, economical and cultural impacts. It is divided into two parts and can be downloaded here.

Part I contains a synthesis on numerous aspects of the "European Capital of Culture" event and its impacts.

Part II contains individual city reports for the 29 cities that formed part of the study.

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- Study : Part I pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]
- Study : Part II pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]