— promote the mobility of professionals— develop training activities.This call concerns actions beginning before 31 December 2003and ending before 30 November 2004. Funding will beawarded to two projects under this call.The amount requested for each project may not be overEUR 250 000 and may not exceed 70 % of the total eligiblebudget for the project.3.
Cultural industries — Guidelines
This theme concerns projects aimed at developing cooperationbetween European operators in the cultural industry. Morespecifically, projects will concern cooperation within thebranches of music and publishing.
N.B.: This call does not concern the cinema and audiovisualindustries which are already covered by a specific Communityprogramme: the MEDIA programme.
In its resolution of 25 June 2002 (
) on a new work plan onEuropean cooperation in the field of culture, the Councilundertook to analyse the means of encouraging the devel-opment of the cultural and creative industries in theCommunity. The cultural industries contribute to the livelinessof European cultural production and its diversity, both withinEurope and elsewhere. They are a factor in exchange andcultural diversity. They also contribute to economic growth,employment and social cohesion.The Commission has also had a number of opportunities tohear what the professionals have to say about the specificneeds of the cultural industries (
).This is the background to this section of the call, whichconcerns actions to support the music and publishingindustries.
— to encourage the promotion of European productions inthe field of music and publishing both within theEuropean Union and outside— to promote the idea of coherence and unity in theEuropean cultural area, while at the same time highlightingits diversity
— to encourage synergies between the professional organi-sations and the public authorities in the Member States— to promote synergies and lasting cooperation between thedifferent European operators— to encourage better mutual understanding of this sector'sproductions— to strengthen cooperation between the Member States ineach sector— to contribute to the dynamism of the enterprises in eachsector— to facilitate the establishment of lasting cooperationbetween European operators and operators in thirdcountries— to encourage the cooperation of the European operators inorder to ensure promotion of their sector outside theEuropean Union
Description of the activities
Funding will be awarded to two structured cooperationplatforms involving the largest number of professional organi-sations, state or semi-state authorities and operators in themusic or publishing sectors.Each of the platforms will be multinational, comprising at least
of the above bodies, from at least
countries participating inthe programme. Each of the members of the platform must beestablished in a Member State of the European Union.Bodies established in a candidate country may participate inthe project as ‘associated partners’. Their participation isstrongly encouraged.The project will be assigned to the platforms which are mostrepresentative of the sector and involve the largest number of European operators.The actions supported will aim to:— encourage cooperation between European operators— involve national professional initiatives with a view tocooperation at European level— promote cultural diversity within Europe by encouragingthe mobility of works and artists— promote the dissemination of European culturalproductions outside the European Union.This call concerns actions beginning before 31 December 2003and ending before 30 November 2004. The amount requestedfor each project may not be over EUR 350 000 and may notexceed 70 % of the total eligible budget for the project.4.
Education and Culture — Guidelines
This theme concerns cultural operators in the Member States of the European Union.
12.9.2003 Official Journal of the European Union C 217/9
) OJ C 162, 6.7.2002.(
) Forum on Cultural Cooperation on 21-22 November 2001, seminaron Music in Europe on 13 October 2001, seminar on EuropeanLiterature on 10-11 April 2003, etc.