Wolfgang Vevera

(City of Vienna, Municipal Department 27 , EU-Strategy an Economic Development Programme manager of the URBAN II Vienna Initiative )

He will give an overlook about the funding scenery for cultural heritage and cultural affairs. The programmes of the structural funds as Objectives, INTERREG and URBAN II- (http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/ns_en.htm) will be presented, also the Culture 2000 programme (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/newprog/index_en.html) in forecast of the coming period 2007-2013 and the 7th frame-work programme.( http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home.html)

The mainstream in European funding is orientated on the Lisbon strategy, strengthen the economy and competitiveness, so it is very difficult to find support on EU-Funding for Culture.