8.9 Enhancing social inclusion through culture
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At present, there are no top-level programs with this focus in Slovakia.
Milan Šimeček Foundation with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic carried out the research on the “Access of young people at risk of poverty and social exclusion to culture”
The Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic is engaged in supporting the culture of disadvantaged groups of the population - including youth groups, through the grant program “Culture of the disadvantaged groups".
Examples of supported projects in 2019:
- Slovenská komora tlmočníkov posunkového jazyka (Slovak Chamber of Sign Language Interpreters) - Support and development of artistic interpretation in Slovak sign language as a tool for sharing the culture of hearing and deaf - 5 500 €,
- Asociácia Divadelná Nitra (Theather Nitra Association) - I GIVE YOU TULIP 2019 - integration creative activities for visually impaired children and children of Iraqi asylum seekers - 5 900 €,
- Karpatský euroregión Slovensko (Carpathian Euroregion Slovakia) - "By touch to the monuments of Spiš - III." Creative workshops for children and young people from orphanages and groups of children from socially disadvantaged families and children with visual impairments - 7 000 €,
- Zemplínske osvetové stredisko v Michalovciach (Zemplín Education Center in Michalovce) - Inclusion without limits - a chance at life - 2 600 €.
Activities of non-governmental organizations:
Milan Šimeček Foundation - Festival [fjúžn] - cultural and social festival focused on intercultural exchange between the majority and the communities of foreigners.