On 12 December 2006 the European Parliament and the Council adopted Decision No 1855/2006/EC establishing the Culture programme for the period 2007 to 2013.
This programme aims to promote the transnational mobility of cultural players, encourage the transnational circulation of cultural and artistic works and develop intercultural dialogue.
To achieve its objectives, the programme proposes three actions to support specific activities. Project promoters wishing to receive grants are required to follow a procedure for calls for proposals which results in the Commission making selection decisions concerning proposals for the award of grants; as measures to implement the programme, these must follow a specific interinstitutional procedure.
Under Article 202 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, the Council, in the acts which it adopts, confers on the Commission powers to implement the rules which the Council lays down and may impose certain requirements in respect of the exercise of these powers.
Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1855/2006/EC establishing the Culture Programme (2007 to 2013)