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Belgium-Flemish-Community

Belgium-Flemish-Community

8. Creativity and Culture

8.10 Current debates and reforms

When a new Flemish Government takes office, the services of the Flemish government write policy recommendations to the government negotiators. In the spring of 2019, the Department of Culture, Youth and Media prepared a note with such policy recommendations. In this document, the Department formulated seven spearheads. One of these seven spearheads is cultural education. The Department Culture, Youth and Media wants to give cultural education a central place in the culture, youth and media policy fields, but also in related fields such as education, welfare and science. Initially, this approach will focus on those sectors with which there is already cooperation, in particular education and welfare. In addition, partnerships are encouraged between the cultural sector and other policy areas such as Economy, Science and Innovation, Education and Training, , Public Health … . In the long term, this should lead to the explicit attention to cultural elements in all policy areas ("culture in all policies"). However as already mentioned, in het policy notes of the ministers cultural education receives less attention than in the previous legislature.

The Ministers of Culture and Education wish to establish a cultural Canon of Flanders. To this end, an independent and pluralistic scientific committee will be established at the beginning of 2020.