MEDIA near you
The following countries are members of the MEDIA programme:
All EU members (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK) and Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
MEDIA Desks have been established in all participating countries.
Other countries may join at a later date, depending upon negotiations with the European Commission.
Participation in MEDIA 2007 is possible for accession countries (Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), for countries benefiting from a strategy of pre-accession to the EU (Bosnia, Serbia including Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99), Albania, Montenegro) and for other, ‘third’ European countries under clearly defined conditions. The table below shows which ‘third’ countries currently participate in MEDIA 2007.
|EFTA countries||Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway||Full member of the Programme|
|Switzerland||Full member of the Programme|
|Candidate Countries - under framework agreement||Croatia||Full member of the Programme|
|Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||Negotiations ongoing for full participation|
|ENP (European Neighbourhood Policy countries)||Albania||Eligibility depends on adaptation of respective national legislation to the "acquis communitaire"|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Negotiations under way. Professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina can now submit their proposals under open calls, the selection of proposals however will be conditional on the finalisation of the negotiation process.|
|Serbia||Eligibility depends on ratification of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television and the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity.|
|Montenegro||Eligibility depends on ratification of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television and the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity.|
|ENP (European Neighbourhood Policy countries)||Armenia||Opportunities for cooperation|
|Azerbaijan||Opportunities for cooperation|
|Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Tunisia||Opportunities for cooperation|
|Moldova||Eligibility depends on adaptation of respective national legislation to the "acquis communitaire"|
|Georgia||Opportunities for cooperation|
|Ukraine||Eligibility depends on meeting conditions laid out in the Programme|
|Russia||Eligibility depends on meeting conditions laid out in the Programme|
|Other non-European third countries||
The opportunity for limited cooperation to be explored depends on the country sharing a common approach on cultural diversity with the EU.
Wider cooperation to be assessed on a case-by-case basis, depending on WTO commitments and the nature of the activities contemplated.