Poland 2017 report

Policies and Measures
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE National legislative, financial, institutional
MUSEOLOGY National institutional
THE CULTURAL INDUSTRY National financial, institutional
THE OPERATIONAL AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PROGRAMMES OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE National financial
INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT NATIONAL-LEVEL MEASURES International
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM) International financial, institutional
ASEM (The Asia-Europe Meeting) International
The Eastern Partnership International
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
The "Thesaurus Poloniae" scholarship programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage International financial
THE NESVIZH ACADEMY International
The "Gaude Polonia" Programme run out by the National Centre for Culture International financial
The European Stadium of Culture International
The Asia project International institutional
Cultural programme in Turkey International institutional
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Constitution of the Republic of Poland (Article 5) and EU treaties. National legislative
KULTURA+ Multiannual Programme operated by the MKiDN. National financial
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Ocalenie Foundation National institutional
Borderland Foundation International institutional
Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures International institutional
National Heritage Board of Poland National financial
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Congress of Women Association National institutional
YOUTH
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
The "Cultural Education" and "Artistic Education" Programmes of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage National financial
Online culture for children National institutional
The School Music Library National institutional
Cultural Education - innovative and creative society. The need for art education in modern school International
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Cultural heritage is seen as a common good of paramount importance, and also a prerequisite for building social cohesion and developing individual and group identity. Inherent to Poland's national heritage is the heritage of various national, ethnic, ethnographic and religious groups, etc.

The record-keeping, and defining of standards for the protection of tangible and intangible heritage within the territory of Poland is the responsibility of the National Heritage Board of Poland (NID), a body appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The NID carries out its tasks of promoting and protecting Poland's multicultural heritage by accumulating and disseminating knowledge of the heritage, coordinating voluntary measures (as part of the "Volunteers for Heritage" programme), raising social awareness of the cultural heritage, monitoring and analysing threats to the heritage and implementing rules for the sustainable protection of monuments. The NID handles the nationwide coordination of the European Heritage Days, whose main objective is to promote cultural diversity and multiculturalism, with special emphasis on the regional cultural heritage, intercultural dialogue and the contribution of various cultures to the European heritage. The NID also participates in conferences (e.g. the 13th Polish-German Conference and Study Visit “ANTIKON 2012 Half-Timbered Architecture – Common Heritage”) and working groups on the promotion and management of the multicultural heritage
(e.g. “Spiritual values of protected areas of Europe”). The NID extends its patronage to a variety of events, including conferences (e.g. the national conference on “digitisation in sciences of history and heritage protection – an analysis of potentials and threats” held in 2015) and festivals (e.g. the Open Gardens Festival). The measures also include the putting together and rental of themed exhibitions which aim to expand familiarity with Polish culture and other cultures associated with the territory of Poland.

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National
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legislative
financial
institutional
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❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

MUSEOLOGY

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The primary objectives of Polish museum institutions (as set out by the Museums Act of 21 November 1996) are to accumulate and protect tangible and intangible cultural heritage, promote the fundamental values of Polish and international culture, raise the awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage, and provide access to collections. Museums are currently engaging in educational, exhibition, research, publishing and conservation efforts aiming to protect and promote everything that is both specific to Polish culture and shared by Polish culture with other cultures and communities, especially European.

As a result of a major redefinition of the role of museums in the contemporary world and of the transformation of museum institutions themselves, the Ministry of Culture has engaged in cooperation with the museum community in recent years on a multitude of initiatives to create a climate that fosters the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. Major developments included the establishment of modern and interactive museums (e.g, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews). To meet international exhibition standards, many institutions have undergone major refurbishments (e.g. the National Museum in Warsaw) or have been relocated, or are planning to relocate, to buildings that are better adapted to their needs (e.g. the European Solidarity Centre, the Second World War Museum).

Established in 2011 by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections (NIMOZ) is tasked with the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge of museums and public collections, setting museological standards, and raising the awareness of the values, and preservation of cultural heritage. NIMOZ is responsible for the Museology Development Strategy. This Strategy aims to spark off and provide technical support for the development of museums as institutions that model social life, community identity, sensibility, etc. 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

THE CULTURAL INDUSTRY

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The vitality of national, regional and European cultures is driven by the ability of cultural industries to produce and distribute cultural goods and services. It is reasonable for governments to intervene in this field with a view to protecting national identity, fostering the good quality and diversity of cultural services, and also preventing price from being a barrier to access to cultural goods for average consumers. Particularly strong government support is received by the publishing market and cinematography. Of great importance for the former are the efforts of the National Library, which collects, compiles, makes available and archives the entire national publishing output, including works that are published in Poland by, and addressed to, national and ethnic minorities. Through international cooperation agreements, the National Library provides opportunities for publishing-house exchanges, international lending and collaboration in science and culture. Currently, the Library's partners include the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade, the M.F. Akhundzade National Library of Azerbaijan and the Morocco Archive. In 2012 Poland, in cooperation with the Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and as part of a UNESCO project, put together an exhibition at the National Library entitled "The 11th-century Codex Suprasliensis in the context of Byzantine-Slavonic relationships". The exhibition showcased the history of the Codex Suprasliensis, one of the most valuable Cyryllic literary monuments, inscribed on Memory of the World Register. The publishing market is also supported through direct subsidies. The Book Institute[1] under MKiDN provides grants for translations of Polish literature into foreign languages.

 

[1] For more information about the Institute's activities, go to http://www.bookinstitute.pl/en,ik,site,42,87.php.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
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financial
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

THE OPERATIONAL AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PROGRAMMES OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The operational programmes led by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage exemplify a systemic project-based solution for the publicly funded support of a range of cultural entities. Each year, a list is announced of grant programmes for local-government and state cultural institutions, local government units, NGOs, churches and religious associations. These programmes are primarily concerned with artistic events, museum collections, literature and readership promotion, education, cultural heritage and cultural-infrastructure development. A very important program, in the context of the Convention, is the Culture Observatory, which is operated by the National Centre for Culture. The program’s objective is also to identify particularly important areas of operation of the cultural policy by subsidising research projects and projects interpreting data about culture. MKiDN has also engaged in multiannual programmes, such as the CULTURE+ programme, whose aim in the years 2011-2015 was to improve access to culture and raise participation in cultural life in rural areas and mixed rural and urban areas by upgrading and building the library infrastructure and digitising the resources of Polish museums, libraries and archives.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
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financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT NATIONAL-LEVEL MEASURES

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Poland's cultural policies relating to diversity and the promotion of modern thinking about culture as a driver of economic and social development are supported by, among other entities, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO. As part of the conferences it organises and its publishing activities this institution has been committed to promoting the message of the 2005 UNESCO Convention by underscoring the importance of culture for sustainable development and the role of education in promoting cultural diversity. The Polish National Commission for UNESCO has been a member of the Polish EUROMED network – the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures, whose job is to promote intercultural dialogue and the objectives of the Barcelona Process by facilitating cultural, intellectual and social exchange.

MKiDN has also engaged in efforts to promote modern thinking about culture as a driver of socio-economic development. This premise is the basis for the social campaigns that have been in place since 2012, including the "Legal Culture" initiative aiming to promote legal sources of culture and education in the field of intellectual-property protection, and the "Mother Tongue – Add to Favourites" campaign, which promotes attention to the correct use of Polish.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM) deserves special mention for its commitment to the objective of "lending permanent credibility to Poland’s role as an essential player in international networks circulating ideas, values and cultural goods of the highest quality."[1] Between 2011 and 2016 the IAM launched and led the I, CULTURE Orchestra project. Its mission has been to advance dialogue between Eastern European and South Caucasus countries in the field of music. For instance, young musicians from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and Armenia played a concert in Kiev in 2015 to celebrate the Independence Day of Ukraine. In 2014 the Institute launched, and continues to lead, the "Wystawiajmy się" ("Let's Go on Show!") project making sure that Polish designers are present on international design festivals and shows. This gives the artists an opportunity to showcase their work as well as to strike up international partnerships. Another Polish undertaking is the Eastern European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) launched by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and based in Lublin. This is an international exchange platform for artists and curators from Central and Eastern Europe. A range of study visits, artist & curator residencies and workshops took place in 2015 as part of the EEPAP. Notable workshops included the dramaturgy workshop of the Theatre Laboratory, held as part of the Desant educational project, attended by 20 young directors, critics and theatre researchers from Ukraine.

 

[1] More on https://iam.pl/en/about-us

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

ASEM (The Asia-Europe Meeting)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

ASEM facilitates relations between Europe and Asia, while also being complementary to other bilateral and multilateral forums for political dialogue. There are a number of developing countries that actively engage in dialogue as part of ASEM, including Cambodia, Laos, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Thailand.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

The Eastern Partnership

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The Eastern Partnership aims to bring Partnership States closer to the European Union through strengthened cooperation and integration based on EU values, norms and standards. It also has the objective of supporting reforms designed to bolster and modernise institutions of Partnership States for the good of their citizens.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Cultural programme in Turkey

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The main part of the cultural programme was presented in Turkey primarily between April and September 2014. The programme made use of the triumphs of Polish classical, contemporary and modern music, new forms in visual arts and design, and also the winning streak of Polish theatre, dance and cinema. The cultural programme is consolidated by two historical exhibitions demonstrating Poland's and Turkey's shared heritage: The exhibition entitled "Distant Neighbour, Close Memories: 600 Years of Polish-Turkish Relations" and the closing exhibition entitled "Orientalism in Polish painting, drawing and graphic art" held at the Pera Museum in cooperation with the National Museum in Warsaw.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

The "Thesaurus Poloniae" scholarship programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Theasaurus Poloniae is a three-month scholarship programme set up by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and run by the International Cultural Centre in Kraków. It is intended for foreign scientists conducting research into the culture, history and multicultural heritage of Poland and Central Europe. 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

THE NESVIZH ACADEMY

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The "Nesvizh Academy" International Postgraduate Summer School is a Polish-Belarusian project whose mission is to train conservation specialists from Central and Eastern Europe. Training courses are held every two years. Each course is devoted to various subjects related to the protection, conservation and management of monuments.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

The "Gaude Polonia" Programme run out by the National Centre for Culture

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Provided by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the "Gaude Polonia" scholarship programme is intended for young creators of culture and translators of Polish literature from Central and Eastern Europe. The purpose of this six-month scholarship is to allow its recipients to explore Polish culture and hone their creative techniques under the guidance of acclaimed Polish authors and institutions in major centres of Polish culture.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

The European Stadium of Culture

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

In response to a cooperation agreement between the governments of Poland and Ukraine in connection with the co-organisation of EURO 2012, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage initiated a Polish-Ukrainian cultural project called "The European Stadium of Culture". The core objectives of the project are to build Poland's and Ukraine's image by promoting the richness of their cultures; creating a shared cultural space by promoting a shared cultural heritage; building shared social and cultural capital; engaging in promotion; breaking down stereotypes and instilling respect and tolerance for other cultures

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

The Asia project

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The Asia project is meant to increase the presence of Polish culture in Asian countries, including in particular China, the Republic of  Korea and Japan. In 2013 Poland’s presence in the region was marked through the concert tour of the Lutosławski Quartet (Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Singapore), the concerts by Zakopower and Cracovia Danza at the Meet in Beijing Festival and the contemporary-dance programme at the Beijing Fringe Festival. In Hong Kong Teatr Dramatyczny put on the "Persona. Marilyn" spectacle by Krystian Lupa and Teatr Polski from Bielsko-Biała put on "Zbrodnia", directed by Ewelina Marciniak, at the Seoul Performing Arts Festival in the Republic of  Korea. The Polish jazz artists, including Anna Maria Jopek, Maciej Obara, Marcin Masecki and Pink Freud played at the Jarasum International Jazz Festival in South Korea, the Tokyo Jazz Festival and the New Polish Music Festival in Japan. As part of the Asia Project, Polish culture was presented in Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma, India and Taiwan.[1]

 

[1]  The list is available on http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/documentupload/DAC%20List%20of%20ODA%20Recipients%202014%20final.pdf

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Constitution of the Republic of Poland (Article 5) and EU treaties.

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The principle of fostering sustainable socio-economic development, as mentioned in particular in Article 13 of the Convention, is incorporated both into the Constitution of the Republic of Poland (Article 5) and EU treaties. This principle is also reflected in strategic documents setting out the objectives and priorities of Poland's development policy. The role of culture in this respect is underscored by the authors of "The National Development Plan for the Years 2007-2013 and 2014-2020"[1], "The 2020 Social Capital Development Strategy”[2] and the "Poland 2030” report[3]. Moreover, bringing about a more sustainable cultural development is one of the objectives of "The 2004-2020 National Cultural Development Strategy"[4].

 

[1] More on the programme: http://www.nid.pl/idm,372,miedzynarodowa-podyplomowa-letnia-szkola-akademia-nieswieska.html.

[2] Available in Polish on http://www.funduszestrukturalne.gov.pl/informator/npr2/npr.htm

[3] Available in Polish on http://ks.mkidn.gov.pl/media/download_gallery/20130520SRKS_na_stronie_internetowej.pdf

[4] Available in Polish on http://www.polska2030.pl/.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

KULTURA+ Multiannual Programme operated by the MKiDN.

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Another undertaking geared towards building social capital and enhancing social cohesion through investment in cultural institutions is the KULTURA+ Multiannual Programme operated by the MKiDN. Its aim is to upgrade and build the library infrastructure in the smallest towns and villages on the one hand, and to establish an integrated network of digitisation laboratories for the mass digitisation of cultural resources on the other. These measures are intended to improve access to culture, counteract cultural and digital exclusion and encourage people living in small towns and rural and mixed rural and urban areas to become more involved in cultural life.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Ocalenie Foundation

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The Ocalenie Foundation plays a very important role in helping foreigners and facilitating intercultural dialogue. In 2015 the Foundation completed the following projects:

  • The Help Centre for Foreigners – a project that involves the provision of specialised assistance and aid to foreigners by Poles and other foreigners. The first consultation point has been opened in Warsaw as part of the HCF, where assistance has been provided by numerous specialists (e.g. psychologists, lawyers, and advisers) in a range of languages (including English, Arabic, Georgian, and Russian).
  • Q-Integration – an aid project addressed to people under international protection and people who applied for refugee status. Its aim has been to develop and improve the integration and advisory services addressed to the said group of people.

The social and economic integration of Muslim immigrants in Poland – this project aims to study whether there is a relationship between religion and ethnicity and the socio-economic integration of Muslim immigrants in Poland. Also, the project’s task was to come up with conclusions to be considered by Polish institutions responsible for foreigner-integration policies. This was the first such study of Muslim immigrants

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Borderland Foundation

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Based in Sejny, the Borderland Foundation is making a great contribution to the implementation of the Convention’s objectives[1]. This organisation aims to promote the borderland ethos and to build bridges for people of different religions, nationalities and cultures. It operates mainly on the basis of grants provided by various institutions and organisations, and private individuals. The Foundation cooperates closely with the “Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations” Centre under a cooperation agreement which reflects the converging objectives of both institutions. Among other projects, the Foundation runs the Summer School of Intercultural Dialogue, which is an international programme designed to educate integration leaders in multicultural communities. Programme participants include cultural managers, social activists, journalists, artists, teachers and members of local governments from the Eastern Partnership countries – Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia and Poland. The “Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations” Centre is also involved in the “It’s worth asking about culture” project involving symposia originated by the Department of Culture and National Heritage of the Governor’s Office of the Podlaskie Voivodeship.

 

[1]                More on the Foundation’s activities on http://www.alfpolska.org/.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

More than 100 NGOs, public institutions and schools of higher education are members of the Polish network of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures[1], which is coordinated by the International Cultural Centre in Kraków. The Foundation’s task is to support the most broadly defined cultural and intellectual exchanges involving journalists and young people from Mediterranean countries, hold patronage over selected events, and promote the achievements of the Barcelona Process. In accordance with its statutes, the Foundation operates as a “network of networks”, an information-sharing platform for national networks of institutions active in cultural cooperation. The three-year action programme of the Foundation for the years 2012-2014 builds on the successful efforts of the organisation in the previous period, underscoring the intercultural mission of the Foundation and trying to make an appropriate and effective response to the emerging challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean region, including in particular the democratic-transformation processes in Northern African countries, as well as the global economic crisis. The Foundation’s strategic focus remains on Culture and Creativity, Education and Intercultural Teaching, Urban Spaces and Citizenship, and Media and Public Opinion.

 

[1]                More information on MKiDN’s website www.mkidn.gov.pl. 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

National Heritage Board of Poland

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Numerous public cultural entities are also engaging in cooperation with NGOs, as exemplified by the National Heritage Board of Poland, which supports NGOs committed to spreading and strengthening intercultural dialogue and to promoting the diversity of cultural expression. The National Centre for Culture uses subsidies to support measures in various fields of culture. The Adam Mickiewicz Institute also provides financial support for NGOs.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY

Congress of Women Association

Context of the measure: 
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Research of the Central Statistical Office shows that women are more active than men in terms of cultural participation. There are numerous organisations supporting women. Among them, by far the most recognisable is the Congress of Women Association. Their main objectives are to:

1) contribute to the equal treatment of men and women,

2) make efforts to increase the activity of women and their participation in political and public life,

3) assist in gaining knowledge and skills to enable women to actively participate in social, political and public life,

4) perform actions aimed at improving the situation of women.

 

One of the main activities and demands of the Congress of Women is the promotion of culture created by women.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ YOUTH

The "Cultural Education" and "Artistic Education" Programmes of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

One of the operational programmes led by the Minister is addressed to local-government and state cultural institutions, local-government units, NGOs, churches and religious associations. It aims to develop creative expression and creativity among citizens, and support artistic events addressed to children and young people, as well as to improve artistic education in Poland by providing financial support for the most valuable projects addressing students at schools and universities and graduates of art schools and universities.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ YOUTH

Online culture for children

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

In 2010 the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage launched the kula.gov.pl website, which is addressed to the youngest Internet users. For six years now, Kula and Kulek (the two creatures – game protagonists) have invited kids to embark on a virtual tour of Poland. The website has been designed to get children interested in the cultural heritage of Poland by providing accessible and interesting user experience.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ YOUTH

The School Music Library

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The project has been developed by the National Audiovisual Institute in cooperation with experts – pedagogues and musicologists. It aims to educate conscious music audiences and active participants in culture, and to improve universal musical education. Launched in 2011, this platform for musical education has succeeded in accumulating not only abundant audio and video recordings, but also lesson scenarios for teachers, various types of games, etc.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ YOUTH

Cultural Education - innovative and creative society. The need for art education in modern school

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The Polish National Commission for UNESCO organised an international conference and workshop for teachers on "Cultural education - innovative and creative society. The need for art education in modern school " in Łódź on 17-18 September 2015. The inspiration for the first of a planned series of conferences was the UNESCO document “Seoul Agenda: Goals for the developement of Arts Education”, translated into Polish and published in the book  "Education through culture. Creativity and Innovation" (ed. Polish National Commission for UNESCO, Warsaw, 2011).

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
Name of the designated official signing the report
Title:
Ms
Family Name:
Cicha-Kuczynska
First Name:
Joanna
Position:
Minister Counselor
Organization:
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Cultural heritage is seen as a common good of paramount importance, and also a prerequisite for building social cohesion and developing individual and group identity. Inherent to Poland's national heritage is the heritage of various national, ethnic, ethnographic and religious groups, etc.

The record-keeping, and defining of standards for the protection of tangible and intangible heritage within the territory of Poland is the responsibility of the National Heritage Board of Poland (NID), a body appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The NID carries out its tasks of promoting and protecting Poland's multicultural heritage by accumulating and disseminating knowledge of the heritage, coordinating voluntary measures (as part of the "Volunteers for Heritage" programme), raising social awareness of the cultural heritage, monitoring and analysing threats to the heritage and implementing rules for the sustainable protection of monuments. The NID handles the nationwide coordination of the European Heritage Days, whose main objective is to promote cultural diversity and multiculturalism, with special emphasis on the regional cultural heritage, intercultural dialogue and the contribution of various cultures to the European heritage. The NID also participates in conferences (e.g. the 13th Polish-German Conference and Study Visit “ANTIKON 2012 Half-Timbered Architecture – Common Heritage”) and working groups on the promotion and management of the multicultural heritage
(e.g. “Spiritual values of protected areas of Europe”). The NID extends its patronage to a variety of events, including conferences (e.g. the national conference on “digitisation in sciences of history and heritage protection – an analysis of potentials and threats” held in 2015) and festivals (e.g. the Open Gardens Festival). The measures also include the putting together and rental of themed exhibitions which aim to expand familiarity with Polish culture and other cultures associated with the territory of Poland.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
financial
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

MUSEOLOGY

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The primary objectives of Polish museum institutions (as set out by the Museums Act of 21 November 1996) are to accumulate and protect tangible and intangible cultural heritage, promote the fundamental values of Polish and international culture, raise the awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage, and provide access to collections. Museums are currently engaging in educational, exhibition, research, publishing and conservation efforts aiming to protect and promote everything that is both specific to Polish culture and shared by Polish culture with other cultures and communities, especially European.

As a result of a major redefinition of the role of museums in the contemporary world and of the transformation of museum institutions themselves, the Ministry of Culture has engaged in cooperation with the museum community in recent years on a multitude of initiatives to create a climate that fosters the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. Major developments included the establishment of modern and interactive museums (e.g, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews). To meet international exhibition standards, many institutions have undergone major refurbishments (e.g. the National Museum in Warsaw) or have been relocated, or are planning to relocate, to buildings that are better adapted to their needs (e.g. the European Solidarity Centre, the Second World War Museum).

Established in 2011 by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections (NIMOZ) is tasked with the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge of museums and public collections, setting museological standards, and raising the awareness of the values, and preservation of cultural heritage. NIMOZ is responsible for the Museology Development Strategy. This Strategy aims to spark off and provide technical support for the development of museums as institutions that model social life, community identity, sensibility, etc. 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

THE CULTURAL INDUSTRY

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The vitality of national, regional and European cultures is driven by the ability of cultural industries to produce and distribute cultural goods and services. It is reasonable for governments to intervene in this field with a view to protecting national identity, fostering the good quality and diversity of cultural services, and also preventing price from being a barrier to access to cultural goods for average consumers. Particularly strong government support is received by the publishing market and cinematography. Of great importance for the former are the efforts of the National Library, which collects, compiles, makes available and archives the entire national publishing output, including works that are published in Poland by, and addressed to, national and ethnic minorities. Through international cooperation agreements, the National Library provides opportunities for publishing-house exchanges, international lending and collaboration in science and culture. Currently, the Library's partners include the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade, the M.F. Akhundzade National Library of Azerbaijan and the Morocco Archive. In 2012 Poland, in cooperation with the Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and as part of a UNESCO project, put together an exhibition at the National Library entitled "The 11th-century Codex Suprasliensis in the context of Byzantine-Slavonic relationships". The exhibition showcased the history of the Codex Suprasliensis, one of the most valuable Cyryllic literary monuments, inscribed on Memory of the World Register. The publishing market is also supported through direct subsidies. The Book Institute[1] under MKiDN provides grants for translations of Polish literature into foreign languages.

 

[1] For more information about the Institute's activities, go to http://www.bookinstitute.pl/en,ik,site,42,87.php.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

THE OPERATIONAL AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PROGRAMMES OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The operational programmes led by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage exemplify a systemic project-based solution for the publicly funded support of a range of cultural entities. Each year, a list is announced of grant programmes for local-government and state cultural institutions, local government units, NGOs, churches and religious associations. These programmes are primarily concerned with artistic events, museum collections, literature and readership promotion, education, cultural heritage and cultural-infrastructure development. A very important program, in the context of the Convention, is the Culture Observatory, which is operated by the National Centre for Culture. The program’s objective is also to identify particularly important areas of operation of the cultural policy by subsidising research projects and projects interpreting data about culture. MKiDN has also engaged in multiannual programmes, such as the CULTURE+ programme, whose aim in the years 2011-2015 was to improve access to culture and raise participation in cultural life in rural areas and mixed rural and urban areas by upgrading and building the library infrastructure and digitising the resources of Polish museums, libraries and archives.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT NATIONAL-LEVEL MEASURES

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Poland's cultural policies relating to diversity and the promotion of modern thinking about culture as a driver of economic and social development are supported by, among other entities, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO. As part of the conferences it organises and its publishing activities this institution has been committed to promoting the message of the 2005 UNESCO Convention by underscoring the importance of culture for sustainable development and the role of education in promoting cultural diversity. The Polish National Commission for UNESCO has been a member of the Polish EUROMED network – the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures, whose job is to promote intercultural dialogue and the objectives of the Barcelona Process by facilitating cultural, intellectual and social exchange.

MKiDN has also engaged in efforts to promote modern thinking about culture as a driver of socio-economic development. This premise is the basis for the social campaigns that have been in place since 2012, including the "Legal Culture" initiative aiming to promote legal sources of culture and education in the field of intellectual-property protection, and the "Mother Tongue – Add to Favourites" campaign, which promotes attention to the correct use of Polish.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM) deserves special mention for its commitment to the objective of "lending permanent credibility to Poland’s role as an essential player in international networks circulating ideas, values and cultural goods of the highest quality."[1] Between 2011 and 2016 the IAM launched and led the I, CULTURE Orchestra project. Its mission has been to advance dialogue between Eastern European and South Caucasus countries in the field of music. For instance, young musicians from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and Armenia played a concert in Kiev in 2015 to celebrate the Independence Day of Ukraine. In 2014 the Institute launched, and continues to lead, the "Wystawiajmy się" ("Let's Go on Show!") project making sure that Polish designers are present on international design festivals and shows. This gives the artists an opportunity to showcase their work as well as to strike up international partnerships. Another Polish undertaking is the Eastern European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) launched by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and based in Lublin. This is an international exchange platform for artists and curators from Central and Eastern Europe. A range of study visits, artist & curator residencies and workshops took place in 2015 as part of the EEPAP. Notable workshops included the dramaturgy workshop of the Theatre Laboratory, held as part of the Desant educational project, attended by 20 young directors, critics and theatre researchers from Ukraine.

 

[1] More on https://iam.pl/en/about-us

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

ASEM (The Asia-Europe Meeting)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

ASEM facilitates relations between Europe and Asia, while also being complementary to other bilateral and multilateral forums for political dialogue. There are a number of developing countries that actively engage in dialogue as part of ASEM, including Cambodia, Laos, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Thailand.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

The Eastern Partnership

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The Eastern Partnership aims to bring Partnership States closer to the European Union through strengthened cooperation and integration based on EU values, norms and standards. It also has the objective of supporting reforms designed to bolster and modernise institutions of Partnership States for the good of their citizens.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Cultural programme in Turkey

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The main part of the cultural programme was presented in Turkey primarily between April and September 2014. The programme made use of the triumphs of Polish classical, contemporary and modern music, new forms in visual arts and design, and also the winning streak of Polish theatre, dance and cinema. The cultural programme is consolidated by two historical exhibitions demonstrating Poland's and Turkey's shared heritage: The exhibition entitled "Distant Neighbour, Close Memories: 600 Years of Polish-Turkish Relations" and the closing exhibition entitled "Orientalism in Polish painting, drawing and graphic art" held at the Pera Museum in cooperation with the National Museum in Warsaw.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

The "Thesaurus Poloniae" scholarship programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Theasaurus Poloniae is a three-month scholarship programme set up by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and run by the International Cultural Centre in Kraków. It is intended for foreign scientists conducting research into the culture, history and multicultural heritage of Poland and Central Europe. 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

THE NESVIZH ACADEMY

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The "Nesvizh Academy" International Postgraduate Summer School is a Polish-Belarusian project whose mission is to train conservation specialists from Central and Eastern Europe. Training courses are held every two years. Each course is devoted to various subjects related to the protection, conservation and management of monuments.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

The "Gaude Polonia" Programme run out by the National Centre for Culture

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Provided by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the "Gaude Polonia" scholarship programme is intended for young creators of culture and translators of Polish literature from Central and Eastern Europe. The purpose of this six-month scholarship is to allow its recipients to explore Polish culture and hone their creative techniques under the guidance of acclaimed Polish authors and institutions in major centres of Polish culture.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

The European Stadium of Culture

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

In response to a cooperation agreement between the governments of Poland and Ukraine in connection with the co-organisation of EURO 2012, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage initiated a Polish-Ukrainian cultural project called "The European Stadium of Culture". The core objectives of the project are to build Poland's and Ukraine's image by promoting the richness of their cultures; creating a shared cultural space by promoting a shared cultural heritage; building shared social and cultural capital; engaging in promotion; breaking down stereotypes and instilling respect and tolerance for other cultures

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

The Asia project

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The Asia project is meant to increase the presence of Polish culture in Asian countries, including in particular China, the Republic of  Korea and Japan. In 2013 Poland’s presence in the region was marked through the concert tour of the Lutosławski Quartet (Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Singapore), the concerts by Zakopower and Cracovia Danza at the Meet in Beijing Festival and the contemporary-dance programme at the Beijing Fringe Festival. In Hong Kong Teatr Dramatyczny put on the "Persona. Marilyn" spectacle by Krystian Lupa and Teatr Polski from Bielsko-Biała put on "Zbrodnia", directed by Ewelina Marciniak, at the Seoul Performing Arts Festival in the Republic of  Korea. The Polish jazz artists, including Anna Maria Jopek, Maciej Obara, Marcin Masecki and Pink Freud played at the Jarasum International Jazz Festival in South Korea, the Tokyo Jazz Festival and the New Polish Music Festival in Japan. As part of the Asia Project, Polish culture was presented in Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma, India and Taiwan.[1]

 

[1]  The list is available on http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/documentupload/DAC%20List%20of%20ODA%20Recipients%202014%20final.pdf

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Constitution of the Republic of Poland (Article 5) and EU treaties.

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The principle of fostering sustainable socio-economic development, as mentioned in particular in Article 13 of the Convention, is incorporated both into the Constitution of the Republic of Poland (Article 5) and EU treaties. This principle is also reflected in strategic documents setting out the objectives and priorities of Poland's development policy. The role of culture in this respect is underscored by the authors of "The National Development Plan for the Years 2007-2013 and 2014-2020"[1], "The 2020 Social Capital Development Strategy”[2] and the "Poland 2030” report[3]. Moreover, bringing about a more sustainable cultural development is one of the objectives of "The 2004-2020 National Cultural Development Strategy"[4].

 

[1] More on the programme: http://www.nid.pl/idm,372,miedzynarodowa-podyplomowa-letnia-szkola-akademia-nieswieska.html.

[2] Available in Polish on http://www.funduszestrukturalne.gov.pl/informator/npr2/npr.htm

[3] Available in Polish on http://ks.mkidn.gov.pl/media/download_gallery/20130520SRKS_na_stronie_internetowej.pdf

[4] Available in Polish on http://www.polska2030.pl/.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

KULTURA+ Multiannual Programme operated by the MKiDN.

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Another undertaking geared towards building social capital and enhancing social cohesion through investment in cultural institutions is the KULTURA+ Multiannual Programme operated by the MKiDN. Its aim is to upgrade and build the library infrastructure in the smallest towns and villages on the one hand, and to establish an integrated network of digitisation laboratories for the mass digitisation of cultural resources on the other. These measures are intended to improve access to culture, counteract cultural and digital exclusion and encourage people living in small towns and rural and mixed rural and urban areas to become more involved in cultural life.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Ocalenie Foundation

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The Ocalenie Foundation plays a very important role in helping foreigners and facilitating intercultural dialogue. In 2015 the Foundation completed the following projects:

  • The Help Centre for Foreigners – a project that involves the provision of specialised assistance and aid to foreigners by Poles and other foreigners. The first consultation point has been opened in Warsaw as part of the HCF, where assistance has been provided by numerous specialists (e.g. psychologists, lawyers, and advisers) in a range of languages (including English, Arabic, Georgian, and Russian).
  • Q-Integration – an aid project addressed to people under international protection and people who applied for refugee status. Its aim has been to develop and improve the integration and advisory services addressed to the said group of people.

The social and economic integration of Muslim immigrants in Poland – this project aims to study whether there is a relationship between religion and ethnicity and the socio-economic integration of Muslim immigrants in Poland. Also, the project’s task was to come up with conclusions to be considered by Polish institutions responsible for foreigner-integration policies. This was the first such study of Muslim immigrants

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Borderland Foundation

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Based in Sejny, the Borderland Foundation is making a great contribution to the implementation of the Convention’s objectives[1]. This organisation aims to promote the borderland ethos and to build bridges for people of different religions, nationalities and cultures. It operates mainly on the basis of grants provided by various institutions and organisations, and private individuals. The Foundation cooperates closely with the “Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations” Centre under a cooperation agreement which reflects the converging objectives of both institutions. Among other projects, the Foundation runs the Summer School of Intercultural Dialogue, which is an international programme designed to educate integration leaders in multicultural communities. Programme participants include cultural managers, social activists, journalists, artists, teachers and members of local governments from the Eastern Partnership countries – Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia and Poland. The “Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations” Centre is also involved in the “It’s worth asking about culture” project involving symposia originated by the Department of Culture and National Heritage of the Governor’s Office of the Podlaskie Voivodeship.

 

[1]                More on the Foundation’s activities on http://www.alfpolska.org/.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

More than 100 NGOs, public institutions and schools of higher education are members of the Polish network of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures[1], which is coordinated by the International Cultural Centre in Kraków. The Foundation’s task is to support the most broadly defined cultural and intellectual exchanges involving journalists and young people from Mediterranean countries, hold patronage over selected events, and promote the achievements of the Barcelona Process. In accordance with its statutes, the Foundation operates as a “network of networks”, an information-sharing platform for national networks of institutions active in cultural cooperation. The three-year action programme of the Foundation for the years 2012-2014 builds on the successful efforts of the organisation in the previous period, underscoring the intercultural mission of the Foundation and trying to make an appropriate and effective response to the emerging challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean region, including in particular the democratic-transformation processes in Northern African countries, as well as the global economic crisis. The Foundation’s strategic focus remains on Culture and Creativity, Education and Intercultural Teaching, Urban Spaces and Citizenship, and Media and Public Opinion.

 

[1]                More information on MKiDN’s website www.mkidn.gov.pl. 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

National Heritage Board of Poland

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Numerous public cultural entities are also engaging in cooperation with NGOs, as exemplified by the National Heritage Board of Poland, which supports NGOs committed to spreading and strengthening intercultural dialogue and to promoting the diversity of cultural expression. The National Centre for Culture uses subsidies to support measures in various fields of culture. The Adam Mickiewicz Institute also provides financial support for NGOs.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY

Congress of Women Association

Context of the measure: 
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Research of the Central Statistical Office shows that women are more active than men in terms of cultural participation. There are numerous organisations supporting women. Among them, by far the most recognisable is the Congress of Women Association. Their main objectives are to:

1) contribute to the equal treatment of men and women,

2) make efforts to increase the activity of women and their participation in political and public life,

3) assist in gaining knowledge and skills to enable women to actively participate in social, political and public life,

4) perform actions aimed at improving the situation of women.

 

One of the main activities and demands of the Congress of Women is the promotion of culture created by women.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ YOUTH

The "Cultural Education" and "Artistic Education" Programmes of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

One of the operational programmes led by the Minister is addressed to local-government and state cultural institutions, local-government units, NGOs, churches and religious associations. It aims to develop creative expression and creativity among citizens, and support artistic events addressed to children and young people, as well as to improve artistic education in Poland by providing financial support for the most valuable projects addressing students at schools and universities and graduates of art schools and universities.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ YOUTH

Online culture for children

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

In 2010 the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage launched the kula.gov.pl website, which is addressed to the youngest Internet users. For six years now, Kula and Kulek (the two creatures – game protagonists) have invited kids to embark on a virtual tour of Poland. The website has been designed to get children interested in the cultural heritage of Poland by providing accessible and interesting user experience.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ YOUTH

The School Music Library

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The project has been developed by the National Audiovisual Institute in cooperation with experts – pedagogues and musicologists. It aims to educate conscious music audiences and active participants in culture, and to improve universal musical education. Launched in 2011, this platform for musical education has succeeded in accumulating not only abundant audio and video recordings, but also lesson scenarios for teachers, various types of games, etc.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
❭ YOUTH

Cultural Education - innovative and creative society. The need for art education in modern school

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

The Polish National Commission for UNESCO organised an international conference and workshop for teachers on "Cultural education - innovative and creative society. The need for art education in modern school " in Łódź on 17-18 September 2015. The inspiration for the first of a planned series of conferences was the UNESCO document “Seoul Agenda: Goals for the developement of Arts Education”, translated into Polish and published in the book  "Education through culture. Creativity and Innovation" (ed. Polish National Commission for UNESCO, Warsaw, 2011).

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: