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Evaluation process

A panel of tourism experts evaluate the candidatures of each applicant city and destination.


How are the winners selected?

> Evaluation Step 1

All submitted, admissible and eligible applications are evaluated against a set of established criteria by a panel of independent experts. The evaluation by the independent experts determines which cities are the best performers. Moreover, on the basis of their evaluation, the Commission establishes a shortlist of cities that are invited to present their candidatures in front of a European Jury.

> Evaluation Step 2

In the second evaluation step, representatives of the finalist cities present their candidatures and the programme of activities planned for their title year in front of the European Jury.

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