The key priority for the Working Group on Cultural Affairs is the EU Culture Programme, (read more about EEA EFTA Participation in EU Programmes) which was originally set up to stimulate the mobility of artists and art. Culture remains the responsibility of the individual EU Member States, while the role of the EU is to support and supplement national actions by stimulating exchanges, dialogue and mutual understanding. The freedom of movement brought about by the Internal Market has facilitated cultural exchanges and cultural dialogue across borders. At the same time, globalisation has increased exposure to more diverse cultures from across the world, making intercultural dialogue an important objective of the new Culture Programme.
EEA Introductory Seminar
This introductory seminar is intended to provide professionals, both inside and outside the European Union, with a thorough understanding of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and how it integrates Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway into the EU’s Internal Market.