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The MEDIA program supporting the European audiovisual sector will be the subject of public consultations

The consultation to gather input on the next round of the MEDIA program after 2013 is underway. It will continue until November 30.

The consultation is open to individual citizens, public and private bodies, local/regional authorities, ministries, and relevant stakeholders in the audiovisual sector both inside and outside the E.U. and in the European institutions and associations. According to the European Commission:

"The 2007 MEDIA program, which covers 2007–2013, plays an important role in supporting the European audiovisual industry. Its objectives are the following:

  • To preserve and enhance European cultural diversity and its cinematographic and audiovisual heritage, guarantee accessibility to this heritage for Europeans, and promote intercultural dialogue
  • To increase the circulation of European audiovisual works inside and outside the European Union
  • To strengthen the competitiveness of the European audiovisual sector in the framework of an open and competitive market."

For more information, see the European Commission website.