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EACEA National Policies Platform


8. Creativity and Culture

8.4 Promoting culture and cultural participation

Last update: 28 November 2023
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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

Youth cultural voucher

It is a direct financial aid of 400€ to invest in cultural products and services for people who turn 18 years old during the current year. That is to say, to be eligible for this aid in 2023, the person must have been born in 2005. Its objective is to facilitate universal and diversified access to culture for young people and to ensure their cultural consumption for adulthood. The conditions for using it are:

  • 200€ for live arts, cultural heritage and audiovisual arts (tickets and season tickets for performing arts, live music, cinema, museums, festivals...).
  • 100€ for physical cultural products (books, magazines, press, DVD's...)
  • 100 for digital or online consumption (music subscriptions and rentals, reading, audiovisual, video games, periodicals...).
  • It can only be used in the companies adhered to the program (almost 3,000 points of sale and 1,000 online sales).


Extension of the scholarship for artistic and linguistic studies abroad 2023.

In Madrid, grants are awarded to students under 34 years of age to cover the costs of registration, tuition, transportation, accommodation, meals, local transportation, accident insurance, necessary consumables up to a maximum of 7,000€. The maximum budget earmarked for this call is 170,000€.

Other initiatives that follow the European guidelines are the youth card and the university card, with reduced prices on tickets and various activities, or the adhesion of Spain to the European Night of Museums.

Disseminating information on cultural opportunities

Spanish cultural action

Is a agency that orchestrates public support for the promotion of culture, both in Spain and overseas. Their aims include promoting Spain’s rich and plural artistic legacy and fostering the internationalisation of its most contemporary creative and culture sector.


Spain is Culture

This website contains the main cultural proposals in Spain (music festivals, exhibitions, film cycles or conferences), as well as cultural routes throughout the country and programs of participatory and educational activities. It also offers information on protected spaces, artists and relevant cultural works. Ach autonomous community also publishes its own cultural agenda.

Knowledge of cultural heritage amongst young people

The Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute has a National Preventive Conservation Plan that includes cultural tourism as an element of social cohesion and inclusive cultural communication. The relationship between youth and cultural heritage is a sector with many opportunities. In 1995, the Spanish government established the Workshop Schools and Trade Houses, a public employment-training program to insert unemployed young people under 25 years of age in occupations related to the recovery or promotion of artistic, historical, cultural or natural heritage and other activities of public utility.