2007 : the Commission has proposed a new cultural cooperation
programme for the period 2007-2013.
On 14 July, the European Commission adopted ambitious proposals
for the next generation of EU programmes in education and training,
culture, youth and the audiovisual sector. The aim is to have the
new programmes approved by the Council of Ministers and the European
Parliament by the end of 2005. They will run from 2007 to 2013.
As the Commission announced in its Communication
of 9 March 2004, the new programme, called Culture 2007,
aims to do even more to strengthen cultural cooperation than its
predecessors, in particular Culture
2000, by focusing Community action on three objectives which
provide high European added value : the transnational mobility
of all those working in the cultural sector, the transnational
circulation of artistic and cultural works, and intercultural
Each of the projects funded under the programme will thus have
to combine at least two of these objectives.
More specifically, Culture 2007 will be composed of three strands
in order to give cultural cooperation in Europe as much structural
support as possible :
1) Support for cultural projects
2) Support for European cultural cooperation organisations
3) Support for studies and the gathering and dissemination of
information on cultural cooperation issues.
A total budget of EUR 408 million has been earmarked for the