Let’s make Tampere Region the European Capital of Culture 2026!

The celebration for Finland's world championship in ice hockey 2019/ Photo by Laura Vanzo

Tampere and Tampere Region applying as the European Capital of Culture 2026

Tampere and the Tampere Region are together applying to become a European Capital of Culture and we want you to join us. We want to permanently increase the quality of life of our residents and strengthen the Tampere Region’s cultural expression without forgetting the international aspect.

Hän – Equality, culture and women

News

Capital of Culture 2022: Kaunas Wants to Shake the Spirit of a ‘Hopeless City’

Flood of Ideas: Nearly 700 Proposals for the Capital of Culture Programme

The sauna of Tohloppi Lake. More sauna is one of the main themes in the Tampere and Pirkanmaa bid.

Project Still Expanding: Kuhmoinen Also Joining the Bid

Lielahti, Kämmenniemi, Hervanta, Vesilahti… Scouring the Villages for Ideas with Simo Frangén

Build the Capital of Equality with us!

Tammerfest / Photo by Laura Vanzo

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

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