The strategy is central, given its prospective application for the Capital of Culture, as it constitutes the central document of the application, ensuring its commitment to a broader and longer cultural development cycle. Due to the European Capital of Culture, the strategy was especially important: it was a key accompanying document to the Saimaa Phenomenon2026 Capital of Culture application, the task of which was to tie the European Capital of Culture year into a broader and longer cultural development cycle.

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