Joint Declaration by the Culture Ministers and Senators of Culture of the Länder on Cultural and Artistic Freedom of 13 March 2019

Conference of Cultural Ministers of the Länder (Kultur-MK)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Promoting and preserving cultural policy actions and cultural diversity in Germany and legally protecting them to that end; explicitly affirming the right to cultural freedom and diversity, in particular as per Article 5 of Germany's Basic Law; strengthening open and democratic society

Target groups:
Political decision-makers, artists, cultural professionals, entire population

Expected results:
Declaring the cultural diversity of a free, open and democratic society to be the central benchmark of political action; assuring cultural institutions' right to take critical stances towards social or political issues; securing and expanding the scope to exercise these freedoms

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

At their inaugural meeting on 13 March 2019, the 16 cultural ministers and senators of culture of the Lander articulated and published a clear statement declaring that cultural and artistic freedom served as the foundation underpinning the joint efforts of the Conference of Cultural Ministers

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner
The 16 Land cultural ministers, senators for culture
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)