Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
The Code Diversiteit & Inclusie in de culturele sector ((Diversity & Inclusion Code in the cultural sector) was created in 2009 on the initiative of the cultural sector. It was renewed in 2019 with funding from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The Code Diversiteit & Inclusie is a behavioural code, which cultural organisations are expected to implement. The Code offers a practical assistance for board members, supervisory board members, managing board members and employees to embed cultural diversity and inclusion in their institutions. It is meant for both subsidized and non-subsidized organisations. The Code focusses on four elements: Programme, Public, Personnel and Partners. Through these elements, the Code is established in order to ensure that the cultural and creative sectors reflect the diversity of the population in the Netherlands. The Code also aims to make the cultural and creative sectors more inclusive. Since 2016, the Code Diversity & Inclusion has been given priority by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science and the Council for Culture. The six governmental funding agencies already endorsed the Code. As of 2017, institutions granted with a Special Purpose Funding, were required to reflect in their annual reporting on their efforts to implement the Code.
Website of the policy/measure, if available:
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
The Code raised awareness on the importance of diversity and inclusion. It helped to inspire, to activate and to empower cultural institutions and professionals on being diverse and inclusive, through amongst others training programmes, masterclasses, podcasts, newsletters and guidance materials.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD:
USD 242.502 per year (EUR 200.000 per year) for Actieplan Cultuur en Creatief Inclusief (Plan of action Inclusive Culture and Creative sector). The renewal of the Code was part of this plan of action.
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science)
Raad voor Cultuur (Council for Culture)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: