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.
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.
Tartu and the local governments of Southern Estonia are working closely together to ensure that Tartu becomes the European Capital of Culture in 2024.
In 2024 Tartu and the Southern Estonian region could be in the centre of the whole Europe.
The City Council of Tartu voted for running for this title in the autumn 2017 and after that Tartu is doing its utmost to put itself at the heart of cultural life across Europe.