The third strand of the Culture
2000 framework programme provides support for large-scale events
which should strike a significant chord with the peoples of Europe
and help to increase their sense of belonging to the same community,
as well as making them aware of the cultural diversity of the Member
States and intercultural and international dialogue.
In the context of this strand, Culture 2000 supports the European
Capitals of Culture, the award of two European prizes in the fields
of architecture and heritage aimed at promoting the recognition
and development of artistic talent in Europe, in particular among
young people, the European heritage laboratories, the European Heritage
days - in cooperation with the Council of Europe -, as well as one-off
actions such as the European presence during the 2003 tercentenary
celebrations in St. Petersburg.
This strand also provided support for events
such as :
2004 EU enlargement
A European presence during the 2003
tercentenary celebrations in St. Petersburg.
The Bach Year in 1999 and the Verdi
Year in 2001.
In 2005, cultural cooperation projects
taking place in Japan will be funded under this strand.