The Turku 2011 Programme is a wide entity that emphasises the long-term impacts of all of the activities. The programme’s key goal is highlighting the importance of culture for the well-being of people and the environment.
Turku European Capital of Culture 2011 is among the largest investments in Finnish culture in several decades. The programme currently includes 120 individual projects and will be supplemented with approximately 20 new projects by the end of the year.
The internationally widely recognised Capital of Culture programme is the most important cultural initiative by the EU.During 2011, Turku will host thousands of events. The Turku 2011 Programme is expected to attract nearly two million visitors altogether. Most of the events are free of charge.