Protocol of Intent between the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Environment Protection and Regional Development in cooperation on the establishment of Creative Latvia platform
To include concrete activities in sectoral policy planning documents aiming to support creative potential; agree on the development issues of Creative Latvia platform with the aim to include creative potential and innovation dimension in the National Development Plan of Latvia for 2014-2020; cooperate in mapping and activation of creative potential in Latvia, in particular regions, and foster its development; support the establishment of Creative Latvia communication and coordination platform, setting up a sustainable support mechanism for its operation and maintenance.
The Convention was used as a basis for this Protocal and the Protocol contains clear references to the Convention.
The discussions have been started between the 4 Ministries on cooperation possibilities in cultural, educational, entrepreneurial and territorial field which in fact is an outstanding and phenomenal cross-sectoral cooperation model in mobilizing the political will with great opportunities and challenges ahead.
Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure:
The will and readiness to promote creativity as a starting point for innovation, education, artistic expression, well-being, quality of life, entrepreneurship, territorial development etc. Awareness about the added value of culture and creativity and their spill-over effects to other sectors and industries has been significantly raised which is the basis for continuing the cooperation on a intersectoral approach.