The European Union Award

With the aim to increase the visibility of European culture and the audio-visual sector, European Commission is supporting various actions and initiatives among which are the awards for accomplishments, achieved excellence in work and raising awareness of the importance of culture and cultural heritage of Europe.

In accordance with the European Agenda for Culture, European Commission, together with national bodies, cultural organisations and other EU institutions, has the aim to promote cultural diversity and dialogue, culture as a catalyst of creativity and innovation, and also culture as a part of international connections of the European Union. Within these endeavours, awards are used to promote, recognise and encourage the work of local communities, professional artists in culture, organisations and cities contributing to these aims.