Support is given as annual and multi-annual operating grants (three years).
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Three categories of organisations are eligible under Strand 2. An organisation can only apply under one of those categories.
(a) Ambassadors Organisations which, through their influence in the cultural field at European level, have a clear aptitude to be European ‘representatives’ of European culture and, as such, can fulfil their role of European Cultural Ambassadors. The organisations particularly referred to in this category are orchestras, choirs, theatre groups and dance companies whose activities have a real European dimension. The organisation’s activities must be carried out in at least seven countries taking part in the Programme.
(b) Advocacy networks Advocacy networks entrusted by the associated members of the network and which ensure a significant representation of a specific category or specific categories of cultural operators or cultural fields at European level. The networks must have been in existence for at least one year. The networks should gather members which are legally established in at least fifteen countries taking part in the Programme. Alternatively, when networks are composed of organisations representing cultural operators at national level (such as national federations) the network shall reach a substantial representation in at least ten countries taking part in the Programme.
(c) Structured-dialogue platforms (restricted) In the framework of the European Cultural Agenda support can be provided for organisations actively engaging in a structured dialogue with the European Commission on the basis of a specific process as well as to groupings developing policy analysis supporting the objectives of this Agenda, and more particularly with the five priority areas for action for the period 2008-2010 endorsed at European level by the Council.