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European Actions

What is it about?

In order to increase the visibility of Europe's culture and audiovisual sectors, the European Commission supports a variety of actions, initiatives, and prizes. These are designed to reward achievement, highlight excellence, and raise awareness of Europe's culture and heritage.

Why is it needed?

In line with the European Agenda for Culture, the European Commission, alongisde national authorities, culture sector organisations, and other EU institutions, aims to promote:

  • cultural diversity and dialogue;
  • culture as a catalyst for creativity and innovation;
  • culture as part of the EU's international relations.

As a part of these efforts, a variety of actions and prizes exist to promote, recognise, and reward sites, works, artists, organisations, and cities that contribute to these aims.

What are the actions?

The actions include: