Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
The international cultural co-operation has been continuously among cultural and cultural development priorities. The key objective of this measure is to provide distribution of grants dedicated to the mobility of artists and cultural workers, for support of co-productions and other programs of cultural cooperation that are submitted by artists and cultural organisations through two yearly public calls. Supported projects should put Croatian culture into the European context, promote intercultural dialogue, and civil society development. They should be professionally based, of high quality, economical, should be profiled in relation to the core activity of the organizers, and they have to take place continually. The government established the Cultural Council for International Relations and European Integration following the provisions of the changed Law on Cultural Councils in 2004, while in 2013 this Council changed its name to the Council for International Cultural Cooperation. The aim of this Council is to better coordinate and plan international cultural cooperation activities. In addition to its consultative role in the distribution of grants, the Cultural Council for International Relations also has the task to suggest improvements in the coordination of planning and participation in international exchanges. Unlike the regular yearly public call for support of cultural projects and organizations, the grants for international cultural cooperation projects are assessed twice a year in order to better follow the dynamics of international cooperation.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
The measure enables Croatian artists and cultural and artistic organizations to have a better international visibility, to network internationally, to enable professional specialisation in fields which are not available in Croatia, to develop joint international projects, to participate in international cultural programmes etc. In 2016 587 programs were supported, in 2017 the number increased to 665 programs, and in 2018 and 2019 797 and 771 programmes were supported respectively.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD:
In 2019 - 1.617.885USD.
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: