Fund for Programmes of Cultural Autonomy of National Minorities

Where
Croatia
When
2018
Who
Council for National Minorities
Key objectives of the measure:

The political and legal framework defining the position of national minorities is derived from the Constitution (1990, rev. 2001, 2010, 2014) and the Constitutional Law on Rights of National Minorities (2002, rev. 2010, 2011), which are also the basis for the development of this measure. The key objective of the measure is to have a special fund to support activities and projects by national minorities, which also includes cultural projects in the field of arts and heritage, media, events and festivals as well as various projects promoting education, social cohesion and intercultural dialogue.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
financial
Main feature of the measure:

The main feature of the measure is to provide funding for diverse artistic and cultural projects by all officially recognized national minorities in Croatia. There are 22 officially organised minorities in Croatia: Albanians, Austrians, Bosnians, Bulgarians, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Italians, Jews, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Poles, Roma, Romanians, Russians, Ruthenians, Slovaks, Slovenians, Serbs, Turks, Ukrainians, and Vlachs. The majority of supported programmes are predominantly traditional artistic and cultural activities, e.g., oriented to preserving the language, nurturing folk traditions, organising exhibitions, acting and reciting groups, supporting publishing in the language of the minorities, etc.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The measure is expected to help supporting the cultural autonomy of all national minorities in the Republic of Croatia, provide for better promotion of arts and culture of national minorities in different parts of Croatia, and thus contribute to improving the position of national minorities in Croatia.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The funds allocated for the year 2017 amounted to 31.839.500,00 Kuna (approx. 4.245.266EUR).

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

The report on implementation of the measure is delivered by the Council for  National Minorities on a yearly basis to the Parliament. It provides for a detailed analysis on allocation of funding and programmes delivered through the implementation of the measure.

Indicators used to determine impact:
The Council for National Minorities has developed a Methodology for assessing the implementation of the measure in 2009 (Official Gazette 155/02), and also according to the Criteria for Determining Financial Assistance for Non-governmental Organizations and National Minority Institutions (Official Gazette 123/2014).
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation