|EU Funding for culture - Culture 2000|
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Set up by decision 508/2000/CE of the European Parliament and the European Council in February 2000, the Culture Programme was intended to develop a cultural area by promoting cultural dialogue, mutual knowledge of culture and history, creativity, transnational dissemination of culture, the movement of artists and of their work, European cultural heritage, new forms of cultural expressions and the social and economical role of culture.
It took over from the previous three programmes and brang thus together all the pluri-annual and annual project funding in heritage, creation and books/reading.
The programme was implemented through: