Inclusion of culture into sustainable development policy
Caring for the sustainable economic and social development, to which particularly applies the article 13 of the convention, is one of rules included both in the Constitution of the Republic of Poland (art. 5), and treaties of the European Union. The rule is also reflected in strategic documents indicating objectives and priorities of the Polish development policy. The role of culture in this area is highlighted by, inter alia, authors of the “National Development Plan for years 2007 – 2013” and the “Poland 2030” report. Furthermore, sustaining the development of culture in regions is one of objectives of the “National Strategy for Cultural Development for 2004 – 2013”. Currently, at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage there are works being conducted on the new, interdisciplinary document, titled the “Social Capital Development Strategy”.