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Cultural industries in third countries
Under its cooperation agreements with third countries, the EU supports the development of cultural industries: crafts, tourism, audiovisual media, etc. This support is particularly strong in the partnerships formed with the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and with those in the Mediterranean region.
Cultural development is thus one of the priorities of
partnership agreement covering 77 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries:
assistance is given to promote cultural identities and intercultural dialogue,
protect and develop heritage and obtain market access for these countries'
The audiovisual industry in the Mediterranean countries is also supported by the "Euromed Audiovisual" programme, while the aim of the "Euromed Heritage" programme is to preserve and develop heritage, including the tourist dimension.
Finally, the European Commission is an associate member of Audiovisual
Eureka, an intergovernmental organisation comprising 35 European countries.
Its main role is to help develop a European area for cooperation and exchanges
in the audiovisual sector, including the countries of central and eastern
|Last update: 02-05-2007|