Cultural Environment Strategy
The cultural environment strategy 2014–2020 is based on the Government Programme of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, in which it is stated that “the Government will prepare a cultural environment strategy”. The proposal for drawing up a cultural environment strategy was also included in the government report on the future of culture in 2010.
The strategy was prepared by a working group appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of the Environment on 17 February 2012. In accordance with the decision to appoint the working group, the goal of the strategy is to create the conditions for a comprehensive cultural environment policy, which will strengthen the values and protection of the cultural environment and the management of changes and risks. The proposal of the working group was completed on 19 June 2013 and it resulted in 101 opinions, based on which the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of the Environment have finalised the strategy proposal for processing by the Government.
In 2015, the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Education and Culture made a commitment under Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development (a Finnish national initiative to achieve sustainable development, www.sitoumus2050.fi), to carry out the implementation plan of the Cultural Environment Strategy. Further, the ministries are challenging other parties to make their own commitments to sustainable development for the purpose of contributing to the implementation of the strategy.
The goals of the cultural environment strategy have been crystallised into three points of view: an important resource, sustainable development, and good administration. A well-managed and vital cultural environment will enhance the well-being of people, and it is an important aspect of developing business activities and creating an attractive living environment. The selections of the strategy form five sections, based on the strategy’s goals. There are 20 actions in total.
After the government resolution, the strategy work will be continued through an implementation plan, where the implementation measures, parties responsible, schedules and their monitoring will be set down in cooperation with various interest groups.
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No additional funding has been available yet.