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8. Creativity and Culture

8.8 Synergies and partnerships

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  1. Synergies between public policies and programmes
  2. Partnerships between the culture and creative sectors, youth organisations and youth workers

Synergies between public policies and programmes

In Estonia, there is a mechanism established to ensure harmonized policy-making and implementation, which also covers the area of promoting young people's creativity and capacity for innovation. The central position in this mechanism - approving the propositions to develop a policy document or to change the existing one, monitoring the implementation through approving the action plans and their reports, monitoring the cooperation and in case of need initiating the cooperation - is granted to the Government and the Government Office.  Based on the State Budget Act, the Ministry of Finance also plays a coordinating role in planning, monitoring and ensuring division of resources of different financial instruments including the state budget, among all the policy fields.

As an example, the Government Office coordinated the division of tasks to create the opportunity for additional funding of hobby education and hobby activities (see in more detail in chapter 8.5.). In 2017, the Government proposed and the Parliament decided to finance additionally hobby education and hobby activities from state budget with an aim to increase access to, variety and quality of hobby education and activities for young people between 7-19 years old. The initiative was developed under the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture and the implementation is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Research. See more about the results of this programme from Chapter 10.4.

 

Partnerships between the culture and creative sectors, youth organisations and youth workers

There is no established regular policy/programme/initiative by national authorities to foster partnerships between stakeholders of the cultural sector (professionals, entrepreneurs, cultural institutions, associations…) and youth organisations and youth workers. As both the cultural sector and youth sector has a number of active umbrella organisations representing different areas of culture or youth field, and also active formats of cooperation between those organisations, the dialogue and partnerships are created based on their aims and objectives and by them.