Culture Development Strategy

Where
Bosnia and Herzegovina
When
2013
Who
Ministry of Civil Affairs of B&H
Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports
Ministry of Education and Culture of the RS
10 cantonal ministries in Federation of B&H
Key objectives of the measure:

Culture Development Strategy in B&H adopted late in 2008. The Action plan for implementation of the Culture Development Strategy in
B&H 2011-2014 was adopted by the Council of Ministers of B&H on 15th of September 2011 which this Ministry is also implementing.
Also, the Government of Federation of B&H passed the Development Strategy of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2010 - 2020 in
2010, a strategic document which represents the first long-term projection of a comprehensive reform in the culture of Federation of B&H.
Above-mentioned Strategic documents are based on the analysis of all segments of culture, from the principles forming the base for
evelopment of activities in culture, to technical and institutional support for its improvement. Such an approach arises from the striving to
point out exclusively to problems and challenges that institutions and individual face in this field. Problems and challenges in culture are
the basis for setting strategic priorities in the cultural policy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The objective/goal of the
Federal Ministry of Culture and Sport is affirmation of cultural diversities in the time of globalization and strengthening social cohesion of
society at the territory of Federation of B&H.
The Ministry of Education and Culture of RS prepares laws and regulations in the field of culture, develops policy documents and strategies
for culture and implement all measures and activities to preserve and promote the heritage and the arts in RS. In this connection,
legislation in all fields of culture and art is regulated and, on a regular basis, coordinated with international legal instruments. The RS
Culture Development Strategy 2010-2015 is adopted by the decision of the RS National Assembly at its 35 session, held on 17 February
2010.

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National
Main feature of the measure:

The FB&H
Measures, activities, holders and dynamics of realization of the priorities set, as well as indicators and mechanisms for their
implementation and evaluation are defined in the Action Plans of mentioned strategic documents. Also, very important is that
determination and implementation of cultural policies is within the competence of the 10 cantons in the entity of Federation of B&H.
The RS
The strategy emphasizes strengthening and empowering of cultural understanding through dialogue between all stakeholders in the field
of culture, and the main objectives of the Strategy are defined accordingly: improve the legal framework of cultural policy; build a new
approach to cultural heritage and make it attractive and accessible to all categories of population and ages (museums, libraries, archives,
etc.); education for culture; improve intercultural understanding in order to achieve inter-cultural dialogue; strengthen cultural industries;
improve tolerance versus diversity/promote diversity of cultural expression; include minorities and vulnerable groups (persons with
special needs, gender equality, returnees and displaced persons, the poor).
Based on the RS Culture Development Strategy, a special attention has been focused on three areas: Advancement of culture
management, mobility of art and artists, and RS capacity building for the development of cultural industries, impact on the legislation and
allocation of funds for this type of support.
The process of defining and harmonizing legal regulations governing the area of support for independent artists is in progress now.
The main issues and priorities of the RS cultural policy are: cultural diversity through intercultural dialogue and strengthening of cultural
organizations and associations, including minority groups, support for partnerships and networking of organizations dealing with culture,
improving access to information, digitization of cultural heritage and support for digital creativity, development of cultural/creative
industries.
Special attention is paid to the decentralization of culture and cooperation with the local level - encouraging local level to build a
sustainable cultural development, to incorporate culture in the development documents and capacity to participate in cultural
programmes and projects in terms of domestic and international public calls.

Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure: Key challenges in this mission are reaching balanced development of all cultural activities at the national, entity and local level,
strengthening legal and institutional support and strengthening human resources capacities.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Measures, activities, holders and dynamics of realization of the priorities set, as well as indicators and mechanisms for their
implementation and evaluation are defined in the Action Plans of mentioned strategic documents.

Indicators used to determine impact:
After monitoring and evaluating the measures, activities and dynamics of realization of the priorities set in the Action Plans of mentionedstrategic documents, the Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports and Ministry of Education and Culture of the RS preparing reports to theMinistry of Civil Affairs of B&H.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation