Tampere's journey towards the European Capital of Culture 2026

Tampere and the Tampere Region are together applying to become European Capital of Culture 2026 to be able to promote what is most important to us: The people. Our goal is to create a region that prioritizes the Quality of Life for every individual. We want to fight for equality and utilize Culture as our engine for change.

CHANGE IS UP TO ALL OF US

Culture is for everyone. Let’s make Tampere Region the European Capital of Culture 2026 together!

#YOUMAKETHEDIFFERENCE

Current News

Where to find suitable workspaces for artists? Welcome to the webinar to hear the proposals!

The most important games of Ice Hockey World Championships will be played in Tampere

Ice hockey celebration

This is how students see Tampere – Surprising pictures

A Small but Indomitable Village – Welcome, Kuhmoinen!

Kuhmoinen

Inform, discuss, comment — be part of our journey!

#tampereregion2026

QUALITY BY EQUALITY

Tampere's First Bidbook

Europe, here we come! Tampere and the Region’s 1st bidbook for European Capital of Culture is published. Check out the versatile cultural programme!

READ TAMPERE'S BIDBOOK

Towars Equality in All Its Forms

Build the Capital of Equality with us!

READ ABOUT OUR THEMES

Hän - Equality, Culture and Women

If we want to achieve gender equality, we need to collect data and start acting!

READ THE ARTICLE ABOUT THE SEMINAR

Exploring Tampere

Going the Distance for Cheap Alcohol

Victories in Ice Hockey and Zamboni Driving

Robots, and Bunnies, and Snow, Oh My!

Jumping Headfirst into Nearly Freezing Water

On a journey with us