Adoption of the Media Plus programme by the EU Culture Council
The Culture Council adopted on 23 November 2000 the Media + programme aimed at fostering audiovisual policy in Europe. The global budget of the programme is 400 million euros, which will be divided in two parts : the first one for training for 50 million euros and the second for development, distribution and promotion for 350 million euros. The first part of the budget is to be agreed by the European Parliament under the co-decision process whereas for the second part, Parliament only has a consultative voice. This latter second part will be re divided into the following further parts : 20% for development, 57 % for distribution, 8% for promotion, 5% for pilot projects.