Other European funding sources
Apart from the Melina Mercouri prize, host cities can also access other sources of European funding.
EU regional funding
Your city may be eligible for urban development funding under the EU's regional funds, in particular:
Financing from these Funds is allocated to "managing authorities" in every eligible EU country and then shared between regions on the basis of priorities.
Find the managing authority for your region
EU culture programme
Cultural bodies/performers etc. participating in the event may also be eligible for funding under the EU culture programme.
Other EU funding
You may also be able to secure EU funding for Capital of Culture events under the following: