Communication from the Commission to the Euroepan 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 of the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of a programme of support for the European audiovisual sector (MEDIA 2007)
Brussels, 10.8.2006
COM(2006) 450 final

The Commission proposal is to establish a European support programme, MEDIA 2007, following on from the current MEDIA Plus and MEDIA Training programmes with a proposed budget of 1.055 billion.

Its principal aims are:

  • Preserving and promoting Europes cultural diversity and cinematic/audiovisual heritage, ensuring public access to this heritage and encouraging dialogue between cultures;
  • increasing the circulation of European films and other audiovisual productions, both inside and outside the EU and strengthening the commercial performance of the European audiovisual sector in an open and competitive market context.

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