Danish capitals of culture in 2017
Monday 28 November 2011
The selection board responsible for evaluating the applications for the European Capital of Culture 2017 recommended, on 25 November, that Aarhus and Sonderborg, two Danis cities, should be preselected for the title. Once this recommendation has been confirmed by Denmark, the preselected cities will have to flesh out and complete their applications by the summer of 2012. According to the decision establishing a Community action for the European Capital of Culture event, Denmark and Cyprus are the two member states hosting the event in 2017. The preselection meeting in Cyprus will be held in mid-December 2011. Following Turku (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia) this year, the next capitals of culture will be Guimaraes (Portugal) and Maribor (Slovenia) in 2012, followed by Marseilles (France) and Kosice (Slovakia) in 2013, Umea (Sweden) and Riga (Latvia) in 2014, then Mons (Belgium) and Plzen (Czech Republic) in 2015.