The Nordic Council of Ministers

Where
Sweden
When
2016
Who
The Nordic Council of Ministers
Key objectives of the measure:

The Nordic Council of Ministers is the official collaborative body of the Nordic governments. Overall responsibility for cooperation lies with the prime ministers. In practice, responsibility is delegated to the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation and to the Nordic Committee for Cooperation, which coordinates the day-to-day work of official political Nordic cooperation. Within this cooperation a strategy for cultural cooperation 2013–2020 has been drawn up by The Nordic Council of Ministers. The strategy shows that flourishing arts and culture are essential in a modern society. The strategy states that cultural experiences and cultural activities are important for social interaction, developing identity and for inclusion in which trust, respect and social connections can be forged between citizens. Art and cultural challenges develop us as individuals and as a society and contribute towards a sustainable society.

For this reason it is important that there is access to a diverse range of art and cultural experiences and that everyone has opportunities to express themselves through art and culture. To resolve some of the major challenges that society faces, a joined-up approach is needed spanning several sectors and policy areas. Culture has a major impact on other areas such as industrial development and employment, integration, health, learning and creativity.

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
regulatory
Main feature of the measure:

The strategy underlines that flourishing arts and culture are essential for many areas and sectors in the society.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The strategy will focus on the knowledge that cultural experiences and cultural activities are important for social interaction, developing identity and for inclusion in which trust, respect and social connections. And also that culture has a major impact on other areas such as industrial development and employment, integration, health, learning and creativity.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The strategy aims at allocating resources within the frames of the ordinary budget of The Nordic Council of Ministers

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation