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EACEA National Policies Platform


8. Creativity and Culture

8.9 Enhancing social inclusion through culture

Last update: 7 January 2021
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  1. Fostering equality and young people involvement through cultural activities
  2. Combating discrimination and poverty through cultural activities

Fostering equality and young people involvement through cultural activities

Social Inclusion for the Gypsy People

In 2012 the National Strategy for Social Inclusion of the Gypsy People in Spain 2012-2020 (Estrategia Nacional para la Inclusión Social de la Población Gitana en España 2012-2020) was created to foster and promote the Gypsy culture. The funding of the strategy depends on the budget of programs aimed at the whole population, programs developed exclusively to the Gypsy population and the projects of the different Autonomous Regions. Similarly, the recognition, study and dissemination of Romani as the international language of the Gypsy people is sought. Institutional support is given to the Institute of Gypsy Culture (Instituto de Cultura Gitana) to promote the history and cultural heritage of the Gypsy people.

Performing Arts for Social inclusion

Intercultural Diversity is a model of social integration and it is part of the tools created for the inclusion of young people with less opportunities. It is organized by the NGO Asteroid Cultural Club and sponsored by Erasmus+. It brought together more than 60 dancers from Romania, France and Spain. The collaboration between Romania and France was carried out thanks to two European NGOs: SF. HARALAMBIE and MODE H EUROPE of Romania and France, respectively. These NGOs did a flashmobin the Plaza Cervantes in Alcalá de Henares to establish an intercultural dialogue and also have fun dancing.

Transce Cultural Programme from Radio Eterogenia declared of the municipal interest of Córdoba

The deliberative Council of the city of Córdoba declared on September 7th, 2017, that the radio program "Transce Cultural" of radio Eterogenia of the Spanish Cultural Center Cordoba  was of cultural interest, for its valuable work in the field of diversity and the promotion of LGTBIQ rights in pursuit of a more respectful and inclusive society.


Combating discrimination and poverty through cultural activities

The Spanish Integral Strategy of Culture for all. Accessibility to Culture for people with disabilities.

The Spanish Integral Strategy of Culture for everybody. Accessibility to Culture for People with Disabilities (Estrategia Integral de Cultura para todos. Accesibilidad a la Cultura para las personas con Discapacidad) is an initiative aimed at improving the inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities to cultural spaces and activities. It aims to normalize the promotion of services and integrative products directed towards people with disabilities in the dual scope of access to the enjoyment of culture as spectators and also to the exercise of artistic creation and development as cultural managers.

Objective 3.4 refers to promote the incorporation into the programmes of cultural spaces and actions attached to or dependent on the Ministry of Culture, aimed at children or young people, of activities that encourage or stimulate children and young people with disabilities to enjoy culture and participate in cultural and artistic creation.