The collaboration between Central Denmark Region, the 19 municipalities and cultural actors which is today European Region of Culture is highlighted as the special DNA of the cultural year and one of its greatest outputs in Aarhus University's evaluation of Aarhus 2017.
The European Commission has released a proposal for a new agenda for culture that places culture in a central role in future development in Europe. The proposal focuses on many of the same areas as European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 and European Region of Culture.
The collaboration between municipalities and cultural actors in Central Denmark Region is highlighted as one of the greatest strengths of European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017. That is why Central Denmark Region and the 19 municipalities have decided to continue working together in the preliminary two-year project European Region of Culture.