Im getting to like trawling through the EU websites for stuff for this! And it is a trawl!! As its the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue I am focusing on DG Culture.
Basis for EU Cultural action lies in Article 151 of the Maastricht treaty. Culture will be further protected under Lisbon as that will make the Charter of Fundamental Rights binding. Artcile 22 of the Charter states “The Union shall respect cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.”
EYID: Events at the EU level and in the memeber states.
EYID: Photo Competition
Parliament: Focus on the EYID
Capitals of Culture: This year Liverpool (United Kingdom) and Stavanger (Norway) are European Capitals of Culture. Next year it is Linz (Austria) and Vilnius (Lithuania). it will be 2020 or 2021 before the Capital of Culture returns to Ireland.
thats all for now!