- Publication of a call
for proposals to select projects celebrating the enlargement of the
With a view to increasing cultural cooperation between Member
States and celebrating the arrival of ten new countries in the European
Union on 1 May 2004, the Commission has launched a call for proposals
addressed to the national authorities in the Member States around the
theme of enlargement. The initiative falls under Action 3 of the Culture
2000 programme, which provides funding for specific cultural events with
a European or international dimension.
Around five large-scale projects will be selected.
The call for proposals expires on 17 October 2003.
- New on "Culture" Unit's Internet
The list of projects funded under Action 1 (annual projects)
or Action 2 (multiannual projects) of the Culture 2000 programme in 2003
will soon be published.
You will also find on the site a list
of the cultural operators who have participated in Culture 2000 since
the year 2000.
News about Culture 2000
On 4 and 9 September 2003, the Commission published two
to tender in the Official Journal. The first was for an inventory
of government indemnity schemes covering works of art while in transit
to and from exhibitions in Europe (OJ S 169/2003). The second was for
an inventory of best practices for linking culture with education in the
Member States, the twelve candidate countries and the EEA countries (OJ
These two contracts will be awarded via an open tendering
procedure. For more information, please read the specifications which
can be downloaded from our Internet
site. N.B.: the respective closing dates for submission of bids are
20 October and 3 November.
- Call for proposals "Preparatory
actions for cooperation on cultural matters"
is for cultural events and projects commencing in 2003 presented by cultural
operators from the European Union. Around eight cooperation projects will
be supported in the following four subject areas: cooperation between
Member States (2 projects); cooperation between cultural operators (2
projects); cultural industries (2 projects); education and culture (2
projects). Closing date for submitting proposals: 31 October 2003.
- European Parliament Resolution on Cultural Industries
At its plenary session in September, the European Parliament
adopted the text of a resolution included in the Parliament's Report on
Cultural Industries. The report,
presented by Ms Zorba on behalf of the European Parliament Committee on
Culture, calls amongst other things for a more precise definition of cultural
industries, a European map of cultural industries, and more support for
these industries and for the mobility of persons and circulation of works
in the cultural sector.