Support for cultural organisations of European interest
The European Parliament and the Council adopted a Decision establishing
a Community action programme to promote bodies active at European
level in the field of culture in April 2004.
Following the adoption of an EU Council Regulation on the financial
regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities,
the purpose of this Decision is to provide a basis for grants
to promote bodies active at European level and support specific
activities in the field of culture.
This action takes 3 forms:
- Part 1: Permanent activities of the following bodies pursuing
an aim of general European interest in the field of culture: European
Bureau for Lesser Used Languages and the centres Mercator information
- Part 2: Permanent activities of other bodies pursuing an
aim of general European interest in the field of culture or an objective
forming part of the European Union's policy in this area.
- Part 3: Actions to preserve and commemorate the main sites
and archives associated with the deportations, symbolised by the
memorials which have been raised on the sites of the former camps
and other places of mass-civilian martyrdom and extermination, and
to keep alive the memory of the victims at these sites.