The EU's Culture programme (2007-2013) has a budget of €400 million for projects and initiatives to celebrate Europe's cultural diversity and enhance our shared cultural heritage through the development of cross-border co-operation between cultural operators and institutions.
The Culture programme aims to achieve three main objectives: to promote cross-border mobility of those working in the cultural sector; to encourage the transnational circulation of cultural and artistic output; and to foster intercultural dialogue.
...and three strands
For the achievement of these objectives, the programme supports three strands of activities: cultural actions; European-level cultural bodies; and analysis and dissemination activities.
Support for cultural actions
This strand enables a wide range of cultural organisations coming from various countries to cooperate on cultural and artistic projects. This strand includes three sub-categories:
Multi-annual co-operation projects, running over a period of three to five years.
Co-operation measures, running over a maximum period of two years.
Special measures, which relate to high-profile actions of considerable scale and scope.
ACE is supported by EC as a 5 years co-operation project.
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