Current European Capitals of Culture
The European Capitals of Culture for 2011 are Turku (Finland), and Tallinn (Estonia).
These cities were officially chosen in 2007 by the Council of the EU on the basis of the programmes they submitted and the selection panel's report on candidate cities for 2011.
Their preparations were followed closely throughout by the monitoring and advisory panel.
- Report from first monitoring and advisory meeting
- Report from second monitoring and advisory meeting
Each of the 2010 Capitals of Culture was awarded the Melina Mercouri prize in September 2009.
Once chosen, the cities are responsible for implementing the programme of events proposed.