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8. Creativity and Culture

8.3 National strategy on creativity and culture for young people

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  1. Existence of a national strategy
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Responsible authority for the implementation of the strategy
  4. Revisions/updates

Existence of a national strategy

Existence of a national strategy

There is no national strategy on creativity and culture for young people in Croatia.

  • There was a national youth strategy – the National Youth Programme 2014-2017 (Nacionalni program za mlade za razdoblje od 2014.do 2017. godine) which had entire chapter dedicated to the culture (Culture and Youth), but the Programme has been expired in 2017. The National Youth Programme 2020-2024 is in the drafting phase and it should contain a chapter entitled “Culture”. (see chapter 1.9.)

There are some other strategies in the culture field that target in part young people. Those strategies are:

Scope and contents

The only key political objective of the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Culture 2020 – 2022  (Strateški plan Ministarstva kulture za razdoblje od 2020. do 2022. godine) dedicated to young people is the key goal “Development of artistic and cultural creation and production” with youth related measures.

The first measure “Art and culture - support to social inclusion and civil-public partnership development” consider young people as a part of vulnerable social group, together with minority, unemployed and other vulnerable social groups.  The Ministry is in charge for the preparation and implementation of cultural projects from the Operational Programme "Effective Human Resources" one of which is “Art and Culture for children and youth” (see chapter 8.4.).

The second measure is “Cultural participation and audience development” which encompasses cultural programme “A Backpack full of culture”. This programme aims to increase availability of cultural content to the youth in rural areas (see chapter 8.4.).

One of the three strategic goals of the National Strategy to Revive Book Reading is development of reading literacy and encouraging readers to active and critical reading which will be accomplished, among other actions, through the support of support the reading programmes for early childhood as well as for preschool and school children (elementary and high school).

Responsible authority for the implementation of the strategy

The responsible authority for the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Culture 2020- 2022 (Strateški plan Ministarstva kulture za razdoblje od 2020. do 2022. godine) and the National Strategy to Revive Book Reading 2017-2022(Nacionalna strategija poticanja čitanja za razdoblje od 2017. do 2022. godine)is the Ministry of Culture and Media. The competent Ministry cooperates with the Ministry of Science and Education for the implementation of some measures.

Revisions/updates

There was no major revisions/updates of the strategies.