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Culture Programme 2007-2013

Welcome to the web pages of the Culture programme at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. The Culture team of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) manages and implements most of the activities of the Culture Programme (2007 – 2013).

The aim of the multi-annual Programme is to encourage and support cultural cooperation within Europe in order to bring the European common cultural heritage to the fore. The Programme proposes funding opportunities to all cultural sections and all categories of cultural operators contributing to the development of cultural cooperation at European level, with a view to encouraging the emergence of European citizenship.

The programme mainly promotes:

  • trans national mobility of cultural players;
  • trans national circulation of artistic and cultural works and products;
  • intercultural dialogue and exchanges.

With a total budget of 400 million EUR for 2007 – 2013 the Programme allows to co-finance around 300 different cultural actions per year.

If you want to know more about the activities and opportunities for co-funding within the Culture Programme (2007 – 2013), please have a closer look at this website:

Objectives of the Programme

The Programme has been established to enhance the cultural area shared by Europeans, which is based on a common cultural heritage, through the development of cooperation activities among cultural operators from eligible countries, with a view to encouraging the emergence of European citizenship.

The Programme is aimed at three specific objectives:

  • promotion of the trans-national mobility of people working in the cultural sector;
  • support for the trans-national circulation of cultural and artistic works and products;
  • promotion of inter-cultural dialogue.

The Programme has a flexible, interdisciplinary approach and is focussed on the needs expressed by cultural operators during the public consultations leading up to its design.

The activities supported within the Programme belong to three main typologies, which correspond to the strands of the Programme. They are outlined in Part Two of this guide, which lists all criteria and application requirements.

Other activities financed by the European Union in the field of Culture

The Directorate General Education and Culture (European Commission) designates European Capitals of Culture and supports the awarding of prizes in cultural heritage, architecture, literature and music.

Other funding programmes of the European Union support projects creating links between Culture and other sectors, such as Education and Training, Enterprises, Tourism, Citizenship,...


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