Cultural organisations, associations and institutions play a crucial role in promoting culture and advancing its interests. However, cultural bodies operating at a European level are still few and far between. This strand of the Culture programme supports cultural bodies which operate or seek to operate at a European level.
This strand is aimed at promoting a sense of shared cultural experience. To be eligible, applicant organisations must show a truly European dimension, whether individually or as a network, association or federation.
Their influence should be felt in at least seven European countries, and preferably at the EU level as a whole.
With a budget of approximately 10% of the programme’s overall budget, it provides co-financing for the permanent work of these organisations.
Support to cultural organisations
Support is available for organisations engaged in providing representation at EU level, collecting or disseminating information to encourage trans-European cultural co-operation, networking at European level for cultural bodies, participating in cultural co-operation projects or acting as ambassadors for European culture.
One of the advantages of supporting activities of this type is that the work of these bodies can become a permanent feature of European cultural life. They produce publications, recordings, and other products which means that their work can continue to circulate even after a specific event, tour or conference is over.