National Strategy for Education and Culture

Directorate General for Education, Directorate General for Education Statistics
Cultural Strategy, Planing and Assessment Bureau, Directorate General for Cultural Heritage, Directorate General for the Arts, Portugueses Film Institute
Key objectives of the measure:

National Strategy for Education and Culture (ENEC) is a program of the Portuguese Government, designed and developed in a close cooperation by the Ministries responsible for Education, Science and Culture. It intends t implement a long term action plan, in the areas of education, arts and culture.

It aims at getting a greater presence of artistic and cultural activities across all levels of study, from preschool education to the end of secondary school.

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

It contributes to generalise the presence of culture and artistic activities in the framework of the educational and training system,  from preschool education to secondary and profissional schools, promoting the concept of "cultural experience" and "cultural literacy" among all educational communnity. 

Promote the diversity of cultural expressions all over the country, enhancing the emergence of elements of analysis that will allow public policies decison-making favouring a higher access to cultural activities from citizens in general and students in particular.

Integrate culture in the daily educational routines, through medium and long term learning pathes, to the development of skills, knowledge and attitudes, in order to contribute to a more open, demanding and plural society.

Reaffirm a broad concept of culture, understood as a social and human phenomenon, which englobes multiple dimensions: antropological, social, symbolic, aesthetic and economic.

Broaden communication and enable cultural interactions, creating envionments, devices and conditions for shared initiatives, through the use of technological means, namely electronic platforms. 

Value the country cultural diversity, as a way of recognising the richness of cultural goods, encouraging its preservation and contemporary cultural creation. 

Expand training programs for education and culture professionals in the areas of Artistic Education.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

This Strategy intends to achieve, consolidate and foster aplication, within cultural and educative contexts, of training models and plans for education and educative services of cultural entities professionals, as well as the assessment and evaluation of the implemented practises.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

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Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
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