The Culture 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. It aims to encourage and support cultural cooperation within Europe. It is a multi-annual Programme which 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.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Agency Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of most parts of the EU's Culture Programme 2007-2013 under supervision from its parent Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC of the European Commission).
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Agency Executive Agency (EACEA) http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/culture/index_en.php
Directorate-General for Education and Culture http://ec.europa.eu/culture/index_en.htm
Cultural organisations are given support for projects to work together across borders and to create and implement cultural and artistic activities.
The thrust of this strand is to help organisations, such as theatres, museums, professional associations, research centers, universities, cultural institutes and public authorities from different countries participating in the Programme to cooperate so that different sectors can work together and extend their cultural and artistic reach across borders.
Arginet is supported by strand Strand 1.2.1: Cooperation Projects http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/culture/programme/strands1_en.php