The EU Culture Programme plays a unique role in supporting cross-border cooperation and in protecting and promoting cultural diversity. The current programme runs until the end of 2013 and it is scheduled to be followed up by a new programme which will start in 2014.
To gather input on this culture programme, especially its objectives, activities and types of support, state your opinion on the programme's design now until 15 December 2010 and thereby take influence on its appearance. For the results will be analysed and summarised in a report that will be published and be available online in the first semester of 2011.
The online consultation is just one part of the wider public consultation, responses to which will be taken into account in the Commission's proposal for a new culture programme, following an assessment of possible social, economic and environmental impacts.
Apart from the consultation, a public meeting open to all interested individuals and organisations will be held in Brussels on 16 February 2011. For participation, you can enrol online around mid-November
Further information on the online consultation and the meeting you can find here.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)