Until the year 2018 the city will develop, together with the inhabitants and creative artists, the topics and strategy in order to submit an extraordinary application in 2019. That year a panel of experts will do a pre-selection of two to five cities, that will be asked to submit a more detailed application.
The next coming step is to define which kind of European City of Culture Nuremberg wants to be. The locals have different opportunities to influence this process and define the identity of the application. On one hand they can answer online four questions about the USP of Nuremberg. On the other hand they can join "Let's Talk" discussion events, where they can discuss about the application together with international experts.