According to the European Commission’s press release of Friday, 11 December 2015, the 4 Romanian cities that remain in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 are: Baia Mare, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara. The recommendation was done by a panel of independent experts evaluating applications from 14 competing Romanian cities at the outcome of a 4-day meeting in Bucharest.
Once the panel's recommendation has been confirmed by Romania, the shortlisted cities have until next summer to complete their applications. The panel will then meet again in Bucharest in September 2016 to recommend which Romanian city will be the European Capital of Culture 2021.
In 2021, Romania will host the European Capital of Culture for the second time, after Sibiu in 2007. In the same year, there will also be a European Capital of Culture in Greece and one in either Serbia or Montenegro.
More information about the selection of the 4 Romanian cities in the EC press release.
The applications of the 14 competing cities in Romania are available on the website Capitală Europeană a Culturii 2021.
European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) is an emblematic initiative funded by the Creative Europe – Culture Sub-programme.