WHAT IS A EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE?

European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) is one of the most recognised and treasured EU projects that started already in 1985. By 2020 60 European cities will have held the title.

It brings together all ideas, people and stakeholders in the city or region.

WHY TARTU?

Tartu wants this and needs this. We want to deliver the best Estonian ECoC yet.

The City Council of Tartu voted for running in the autumn 2017 and after that Tartu is doing it utmost to put itself at the heart of cultural life across Europe.

Through culture and art, Tartu as an European Capital of Culture improves the quality of life and strengthens its sense of community. Among the rest.

In 2024 Tartu could be in the centre of the whole Europe!