ANADOLU UNIVERSITESI SANAT & TASARIM DERGISI-ANADOLU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ART & DESIGN, vol.7, no.2, pp.176-194, 2017 (ESCI)
The city of culture and art has become a new industrial form for the cities - cultural industry. However, this industry is considered not only an economic gain but also an important means of revealing common cultural and artistic heritage. From this point of view, the European Capital of Culture program is a program, project and catalyst that will contribute to the socioeconomic development of the cities as well as these concerns and will create a sense of belonging and consciousness about the common cultural and artistic heritage of Europe. This article also argues that the preservation of the common European cultural and artistic heritage has an important role to play in the EU integration process.