About 6 months after your city is officially designated as a European Capital of Culture, representatives of the city will be invited to an optional, informal meeting with the monitoring and advisory panel.
The meeting is an opportunity for the city to have a debate with the panel, in order to help the city avoid or solve any major problems it may be facing in preparing for the event, well in advance of the 1st formal monitoring meeting (which is not until 2 years before the event).
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