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MEDIA-Training (2001-2006): training programme for professionals in the European audiovisual programme industry
The aim of the MEDIA programme is to support the European Union's audiovisual industry in order to lend momentum to the production and dissemination of European audiovisual works. MEDIA Plus (1 January 2001 - 31 December 2005) follows on from the programmes MEDIA (1991-1995) and MEDIA II (1996-2000).
The MEDIA programme consists of two strands: the first relates to the development, distribution and promotion of audiovisual works and the second to training.
The MEDIA-Training strand, which is presented below, aims to promote the establishment of pan-European training courses which allow professionals in the audiovisual sector to consolidate their skills on the world market.
Decision 163/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 January 2001 on the implementation of a training programme for professionals in the European audiovisual programme industry (MEDIA-Training) (2001-2005) [See amending acts].
Budget. The MEDIA Plus Training programme has a budget of EUR 50 million for the period from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2005.
General objectives. The aim of the programme is to improve further vocational training for professionals in the audiovisual sector in order to improve the competitiveness of the European industry in this field. The main objectives are to:
- improve knowledge in the area of new technologies for the production and distribution of audiovisual programmes;
- teach business, management and legal skills;
- promote script-writing and narration techniques.
Online training, innovative teaching methods and cooperation between the various operators in the audiovisual industry are encouraged. Exceptionally, initial training involving the industrial sector will be able to receive support if it does not receive any other Community or national funding.
Participants. The programme is open to operators from the Member States of the European Union and, according to the agreements in force with these countries, the associated countries of central and eastern Europe, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta, the members of the European Free Trade Association and the countries which have signed the European Convention on Transfrontier Television. Third countries from Europe and elsewhere may also apply to take part in the programme.
Funding. Community support does not normally exceed 50% of the total cost of the actions. In some cases, Community support may be up to 60% of eligible expenditure.
By Decision 2004/845/EC, the programme was extended up to 2006. The MEDIA Plus-Training budget thus rose from 50 to 59.4 million euros to allow for the impact of the EU's enlargement.
|Act||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
[adoption: codecision COD/1999/0275]
|01.01.2001||-||OJ L 26 of 27.01.2000|
|Amending act(s)||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision No 2004/845/EC [adoption: codecision COD/2003/0064]||02.06.2004||-||OJ 195 of 02.06.2004|