Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament pursuant to the second subparagraph of Article 251 (2) of the EC Treaty concerning the common position of the Council on the adoption of a Decision establishing the Culture 2007 programme (2007-2013)
Brussels, 1.9.2006
COM(2006) 476 final

The purpose of the Commissions proposal is to establish a programme which can contribute to the flourishing of shared European cultural values on the basis of cultural co-operation between artists, cultural operators and cultural institutions. It will seek to promote multilateral cooperation within Europe as well as contribute to the bottom-up development of a European identity, thanks to interactions between citizens.

In comparison with the programmes that preceded it, the proposed programme goes further in the reinforcement of cultural cooperation by focussing the EU action on three main objectives which have been identified as having strong European added value: the trans-national mobility of people working in the cultural sector, the trans-national circulation of works of art as well as of artistic and cultural products and intercultural dialogue.

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