How are the winners selected?
> Evaluation Step 1 - Completed
All submitted, admissible and eligible applications were 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 - Upcoming
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. The co-chairs of the European Jury will be announced shortly.