Multi-Cultural Dialogue. EU actions in the field of culture and heritage
Brussels, Belgium 01 to 04 December 2008 P2P31262 26.20 Culture [16.40] (Complete) Task : null
Chair Person Ms Maite Garcia Lechner _______ Programme Officer Grants Support for Cultural Cooperation European Cultural Foundation
Participants: The participants are nominated by the respective ministry or national authority of the beneficiary country.
Part of series: NoMulti country
Aim of the Assistance
The main aim of the meeting is to bring together representatives of civil society from the target countries in order to:
1. improve their know-how of European legislation on cultural issues, including recent developments and relevant debates
2. introduce them to the EU programmes and actions on multi-cultural dialogue and provide concrete examples of effective projects run in their framework
3. to provide them with an opportunity to exchange views, experience and good practice on the subject with relevant EU institutions and among themselves
Other aims of the study visit are to inform the participants about the European Union at a general level: its structure and mechanisms, its decision making process, the institutions and other main relevant policies; it will inform about funding sources, both at EU level and in their region (particularly in view of their countries' status as candidate and potential candidate).
Furthermore, the study visit also aims to stimulate the creation of networks between civil society organisations in the target countries and the relevant EU institutions and departments and EU platform civil society organisations in the field of culture.
The study visit will bring together 32 participants coming from the 8 target countries (Western Balkans & Turkey). They will represent national cultural foundations, cultural institutes, NGOs working in culture and preservation of heritage in the multi-cultural environment of Western Balkans and Turkey, professional associations, all with a keen interest in multi-cultural dialogue and able to become actors in the approximation and implementation of communitarian acquis in the candidate and potential candidate countries in the field of culture.
EU legislation / adm. infrastructure
Article 151 EC Treaty
Decision N° 1983/2006/EC, EP & Council, "2008 – Year of Intercultural Dialogue"
Resolution of the Council, 16 November 2007, "European Agenda for Culture"
Conclusions of the Council, June 2008, "Work Plan for Culture 2008-2010"
4 days multi-country study visit
Civil Society Organisations
Civil Society Representatives in candidate and potential candidate countries