2004 : Genova (Italy) and Lille (France)
2003: Graz (Austria)
2002: Bruges (Belgium) and Salamanque (Spain)
2001 : Porto (Portugal) and Rotterdam (Netherlands)
In the same year, European Cultural Months were organised by the cities of Basle and Riga.
2000 : An exceptional year [29 KB] Exceptionally, a total of nine cities were designated in 2000: Avignon, Bergen, Bologna, Brussels, Cracow, Helsinki, Prague, Reykjavik and Santiago de Compostela.
In 2000, the Association of the European Cities of Culture 2000 published a report on the event. This association was wound up at the start of 2001.
In 2000, the Association of the European Cities of Culture 2000 published a report [404 KB] on the event. This association was wound up at the start of 2001.
Summary of the 25 year anniversary conference [2 MB] on the European Capitals of Culture
The brochure: the road to success from 1985 to 2010 [8 MB]
European Capital of Culture for the years 2007 to 2019