European Commission proposes countries to host European Capitals of Culture after 2019
The European Commission adopted a proposal today for the continuation of the European Capitals of Culture initiative.
The existing scheme runs until 2019 and the new proposal lists the order in which countries will nominate cities to hold the title, up to 2033.
In addition to two Member States sharing the title each year, the proposal suggests that EU candidate or potential candidate countries could also nominate a European Capital of Culture every third year.
The plan will now be discussed by the European Parliament and the Council; they are due to make a final decision on the future arrangements before the end of 2013.