This Decision establishes the programme Europe for Citizens for the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013.
The programme shall have the following specific objectives in line with the fundamental goals of the Treaty, which shall be implemented on a transnational basis:
(a) bringing together people from local communities across Europe to share and exchange experiences, opinions and values, to learn from history and to build for the future;
(b) fostering action, debate and reflection related to European citizenship and democracy, shared values, common history and culture through cooperation within civil society organisations at European level;
(c) bringing Europe closer to its citizens by promoting Europe's values and achievements, while preserving the memory of its past;
(d) encouraging interaction between citizens and civil society organisations from all participating countries, contributing to intercultural dialogue and bringing to the fore both Europe's diversity and unity, with particular attention to activities aimed at developing closer ties between citizens from Member States of the European Union as constituted on 30 April 2004 and those from Member States which have acceded since that date.
OJEU L 378 of 27.12.2006 p. 32