The jury unanimously wanted to make a special mention to the candidacy submitted by the small municipality of Almanza (León), which has shown how a town with a smaller population (approx. 600 inhabitants) can create a high-level Christmas project.
All cities and towns that are part of the 27 Member States of the European Union, as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland and United Kingdom will be able to participate in the Call.
The same city may submit to the Call only one single Project in the corresponding category, which will include all the proposed activities, in order to be assessed by the jury.
Two categories are established according to the size of the city:
EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CHRISTMAS 2024:
for cities with more than 100.000 inhabitants.
EUROPEAN CITY OF CHRISTMAS 2024:
for cities with less than 100.000 inhabitants.
An individual person or representative of the cities foundations, companies,
associations or other legal entities can be registered by sending the signed letter in PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with the information bellow:
– Identification details.
– If it is an entity, the whole name.
– Register office, postal code (including locality, province and country), telephone number and email address.
– Name and Surname of the legal representative.
– Free registration for all participants
This international jury will be constituted by a number between five and seven experts in the different aspect involved,
preceded from the different Member States of the European Union.
Prof. Dr. Danuta Hübner (Poland)
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland (2001-2004)
European Commissioner for Trade and Regions (2004-2009)
H.E. Mr Iñigo Méndez de Vigo
Minister of Education, Culture and Sport of the Government of Spain (2015-2018)
Member of the European Parliament (1992-2011)
H.E. Mr Francisco Fonseca Murillo
Director of the European Commission Representation in Spain (2009-2015)
Professor of International Public Law University of Valladolid
Ms. Marisol Garmendia
Councillor of the Donostia City Council
Ms. Ainhoa García Jabonero
Member of the Regional Parliament of the Community of Madrid
Mr. Massimo Ruggero
Marketing Management Genoa
Mr. Alberto Gutiérrez Alberca
Spanish Senator and President of the Organization
Ms. Mercedes Guillamón
Cultural Manager and Actres