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8. Creativity and Culture

This chapter describes the actions through which Italy promotes creativity and culture in the youth context, with interventions aimed at: creating tools and incentives; reduce obstacles in the access of cultural and creative processes; encourage the acquisition of skills; valorise talents; promote the development of entrepreneurial skills; improve social inclusion. All after promoting the use of new technologies.

Policies and actions dedicated to youth creativity and culture are planned by bodies operating at different levels. These interventions are integrated into regulations that refer to the following: youth policies, education and research, training and employment.

The use of digital and innovative channels has become more and more effective, launching specific initiatives that facilitate access to culture through new media.

At the national level, the main bodies responsible for promoting creativity and culture for young people are: the Department for Youth Policies and the Universal Civil Service, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of University and Research, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.