Lithuanian Strategy for Cultural Policy

The Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Lithuanian Strategy for Cultural Policy (hereinafter - the Strategy) was approved in 2019. The main goal of the document is to ensure the contribution of culture in the creation of sustainable Lithuanian society, dignified national and European identity, social and economic welfare of the citizens as well as the international prestige of the state and its competitiveness. The Strategy addresses important problems, challenges and the needs of the Lithuanian cultural sector and necessary changes that must be implemented until 2030. The Strategy is structured in three main directions with accompanying goals and objectives. The first direction - balanced and integrated cultural policy - emphasises the need to strengthen cooperation between the state, municipal and non-governmental sectors to reduce cultural exclusion and disparities among the regions. The second direction - creative personality and society with a strong identity - aims at fostering creation and participation in culture as well as developing critical thinking and citizenship in society. The third direction - culture that creates value - sets the goal for culture to generate strong social and economic value to the national progress. The Strategy also highlights the importance of creating favourable conditions for talent development and fair remuneration to artists and cultural workers. Specific measures implementing the objectives of the Strategy will be included in the 2020-2022 strategic plans of institutions that will contribute to the implementation of this Strategy in the area of their competence.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

The Strategy is financed through the state budget appropriations, municipal budgets, EU and other international financial support measures.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministries, institutions and organisations in the area of their competence
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)