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Culture: EU Countries

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what activities the UK will be participating in as its contribution to the 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue; and what the projected cost of each activity will be. (196932)

In the UK a number of bodies including Liverpool Capital of Culture, Bristol city council and the Victoria and Albert Museum have planned programmes which tie in with the Year of Intercultural Dialogue. These are not directly funded by my Department. There are no plans at present for DCMS Ministers to attend any events marking the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue outside the UK. An official from my Department attended the launch event for the Year of Intercultural Dialogue hosted by the Slovenian EU presidency in Ljubljana on 6-7 January. The cost to my Department was £207.