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8. Creativity and Culture

8.4 Promoting culture and cultural participation

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  1. Reducing obstacles to young people's access to culture
  2. Disseminating information on cultural opportunities
  3. Knowledge of cultural heritage amongst young people

Reducing obstacles to young people's access to culture

As discussed in chapter 8.3 one of the main aims of the strategy for the participation of children and young people in cultural activities is to ensure that all children and young people have access to cultural venues and activities of the highest standard regardless of residency or financial background. The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture aims to attain that goal by funding a special cultural fund directly aimed at children and young people across the country. This would be a state funded project and the ministry would be the responsible authority. This project would be in cooperation with artists, compulsory schools, cultural boards, and municipalities.

 

Disseminating information on cultural opportunities

Currently there are no programs or initiatives, directly organized nor directly funded by the top-level authorities which aims to inform young people about cultural activities they could participate in. All such initiatives are at the hands of local authorities, schools and youth organizations.

 

Knowledge of cultural heritage amongst young people

There are no programs or initiatives, directly organized nor directly funded by the top-level authorities which aims to support young people’s discovery and appreciation of the cultural and artistic heritage of European countries. All such initiatives are at the hands of local authorities, schools and youth organizations.