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EACEA National Policies Platform


8. Creativity and Culture

8.4 Promoting culture and cultural participation

Last update: 7 January 2021
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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

Grant extension for artistic and language studies 2018 

Call for grants for the extension of artistic and language studies (Ayudas ampliación estudios artísticos e idiomas 2018, Comunidad de Madrid) for 2018. Aid was granted to cover the costs of registration, enrollment, transportation, accommodation, maintenance, local transportation, accident insurance, expendable materials necessary for the development of activities for those younger than 34 years old. The total budget was 169,960 €. 

Disseminating information on cultural opportunities

Young Talent Programme

The INJUVE Young Talent Programme (Programa Talento Joven) promotes the talent of young people in different fields: employability and entrepreneurship, training, research, culture and sport, digital transformation, participation, Internationalization. The idea is to support young people (under 30 years old) involved in diverse projects with high social impact.

Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) 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 (España es Cultura)

Spain's cultural offer.

Knowledge of cultural heritage amongst young people

The Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural de España), has a national preventive conservation Plan that includes cultural tourism as an element of social cohesion and integrational cultural communication. Following the results of the Youth Report in Spain (2016) (Informe Juventud en España 2016) the leisure activity preferred by the youth is to travel, since 95% say they prefer it to other activities, and the favorite tourist destination is France. Similarly, the relationship between youth and cultural heritage constitutes a sector with many opportunities. The Spanish Government has been taking advantage of them since the '80s when the Schools Workshops (Escuelas Taller) project was established, teaching young people, between 16 and 25 years old, the great value of the Spanish heritage.