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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

As shown above, in Poland there is no system that fully integrates the topics pertaining to young people’s participation in culture and their creativity. Effective (or at least specified as formal) bases for activities in this area are dispersed in a number of documents (e.g. the National Development Strategy, the Social Capital Development Strategy, etc.), and additionally, they are not dedicated (apart from small fragments) specifically to the young generation, but to the general public. In this situation, it is impossible to talk about a synergy effect of such activities. Moreover, as noted by the authors of the Report: Towards Culture. Watch out for the entities! (Raport Kierunek Kultura. Uwaga na podmioty!), networking still remains a barely perceptible form of cooperation (especially to local authorities and institutions). While grassroots thematic (hobby-related) networks are quite popular (albeit difficult to be noticed), for example, young people listening to certain genres of music (hip-hop, punk rock, etc.), brotherhoods of knights and reconstruction groups, old car and motorcycle aficionados, breeders and collectors, the situation with the networking of staff in cultural entities is much worse. There are no thematic workshops, training courses, industry meetings, conferences or symposia.

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

As of 2020, no evidence of such partnerships have been identified in the widely accessible sources of information.