8.10 Current debates and reforms
There are various cultural education programs and separate parts of the system in Lithuania, but today they are too little coordinated, they often compete rather than complement each other. A 2021 study showed that in Lithuania, there are few nationally wide promotion measures aimed at involving young people who have finished school in cultural and artistic activities.
For the program "Culture and creativity" in the field of state activity of culture and public information, the 2023-2025 strategic activity plan of the Minister of Culture of Lithuania foresees progress tasks and the following measures:
1) "Increasing the availability of high artistic value, diverse and inclusive cultural content" is intended to promote the population's participation in culture and create conditions for its equal consumption, mobilizing the potential of culture to educate a conscious society. This will be achieved by ensuring equal availability of quality, professional, various cultural services throughout the territory of Lithuania and adaptation to the needs of target groups.
2) "Investments in the digitization and accessibility of cultural resources" is intended to implement organizational and technical measures in the field of publishing digital cultural and information resources, adapting e-services and products for persons with disabilities, as well as implementing technological and software solutions for opening and secondary access to cultural and cultural heritage content for use in order to achieve added value. The implementation of this measure will be financed with the funds of the Economic Revitalization and Resilience Fund (RRF), the measure is included in the "New Generation Lithuania" plan.
3) "Creating sustainable assumptions and incentives to actualize cultural heritage values" is intended to form cognitive skills, increase awareness of the country's cultural heritage, promote dialogue, create a non-financial incentive for managers of real cultural heritage, as well as ease the burden of residents of multi-apartment state-protected cultural heritage objects and encourage management. It is also planned to actualize cultural heritage by preserving and revealing the valuable properties of heritage objects, encouraging their managers to invest in the management of cultural heritage objects, establishing a complex approach to the tourism product being created, applying preventive measures in the maintenance and management of cultural heritage objects, raising the prestige of the field of cultural heritage and attracting young specialists.
These measures do not single out young people but apply to all.