EU Links, 13th Feb 2008, Focus on DG Culture

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.

EYID: Objectives and actions for 2008

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.

Culture: How the application system works. Process for 2011 and 2012

thats all for now!

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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