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MEDIA Training (2001-2005)
Training programme for audiovisual professionals
"Training programme for professionals in the European audiovisual programme industry (MEDIA-Formation) (2001-2005)"
Decision no 163/2001/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 19 January 2001, published in OJ L26 of 27 January 2001.
Encourage a strong and competitive European audiovisual programme industry through a training programme using new technologies.
For this, the objectives of the MEDIA-Training programme are the following:
The training actions receiving support are accessible to the professionals of the concerned sectors of the audiovisual industry and radio.
The MEDIA-Training programme is operating from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2005.
The European Commission is supporting vocational training projects in the following areas:
The actions proposed for each field consist of:
The amount of aid for the period from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2005 is 50 million euros.
The Community is not funding more than 50% of the cost of the operations (up to 60% in exceptional cases).
The total amount of 50 millions euros is being divided between the above-mentioned fields, ie. training in management, writing and new technologies.
The European Commission is implementing the programme. It makes the final selection with the help of recognised independent experts of the audiovisual sector.
The Commission is also ensuring, in close cooperation with the Member States, the overall coherence and complementarity with other Community policies, programmes and actions concerned with the audiovisual field.
For example, for the call for proposals 2000, the Commission selected 42 initiatives offering training courses during 2000-2001. Of these initiatives, 17 concern project and business management, 15 are on the use of new technologies and 10 deal with writing techniques.
The official texts, calls for proposals and other useful documents can be downloaded at the following address: http://ec.europa.eu/avpolicy/media/forma_en.htm
Last update: 07/01