Croatia 2018 report

Policies and Measures
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Funding for Programmes of Public Needs in Culture National financial
Support of the Rights of Freelance Artists and Encouraging Cultural Creativity National legislative, financial
Fund for the Promotion of Pluralism and Diversity of Electronic Media National financial
National Programme of the Development of Audio-visual Activities (2010-2014) National financial
Support for Civil Society Organizations in Contemporary Culture and Arts through the Foundation ‘Kultura Nova’ National regulatory, financial
Program ‘Entrepreneurship in Culture’ National financial
Fund for Programmes of Cultural Autonomy of National Minorities National financial
HDS-ZAMP Fund for Independent Music Projects National, International financial
Support for Entrepreneurship in Publishing and Book Trade National financial
Support for Audience Development National financial
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Support to International Cultural Cooperation International regulatory, financial
Law on the Foundation ‘Croatia House’ International legislative
Support of the Co-financing Projects Supported by the EU Programme Creative Europe – Sub-programme Culture National regulatory
Production Incentive Programme International financial
Regional Audio-visual Cooperation and Training (RE-ACT) International financial
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Action Plan for the Implementation of the National Roma Inclusion Strategy (2013 – 2015) National regulatory
National Strategy for the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities for the period 2007 to 2015 National regulatory
Action Plan for Cultural Tourism Development National regulatory
Strategy of Education, Science and Technology – New Colours of Knowledge National regulatory
Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups by Enabling their Participation in Cultural and Artistic Activities National regulatory
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Carpets for Afghanistan International financial
Building of Library in High-school for Girls in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan International financial
Contribution to the IFCD International financial
Project on UNESCO’s Culture for Development Indicators National regulatory
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Digitalisation of the Arthouse, Small and Regional Cinemas National financial
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Policy Orientation towards Gender Parity in Audio-visual Activities National institutional
YOUTH
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Programme ‘Backpack Full of Culture’ National financial
National Programme for Youth (2014-2017) National regulatory
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Funding for Programmes of Public Needs in Culture

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

As one of the key measures oriented towards  maintaining and developing diversity of cultural expressions in the Republic of Croatia, the measure of annual Calls for Proposals for Programmes of Public Needs in Culture at national level has to be mentioned. This measure shows the continuum of orientation towards cultural diversity and sustainable cultural development that stems from the constitutional provision on freedom of cultural and artistic creativity and expression (1990) and the Act on Financing Public Needs in Culture (1990 and 1993, with further changes in 2009).

The key objectives of the measure are oriented to regulations of support at state level of cultural creativity through annual public competitions in all fields of culture (theatre, film, publishing, music etc.), taking into account all the basic cultural activities (creativity, reproduction, transmission etc.) and supplementary cultural activities (support to cultural management education, information technology support etc.) as well. The Calls are announced annually and the applications are independently reviewed by members of Cultural Councils according to the relevant cultural field as stipulated by the Act on Cultural Councils.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Call is announced once a year (September) for the upcoming year, and it defines programmes of interest to the Republic of Croatia as those programmes that put Croatian culture into the European context, promote intercultural dialogue, civil society development, which are professionally based, economical, and of high quality, that are profiled in relation to the core activity of the organizers and that take place continuously.

The right to submit applications based on the Call have: independent artists, art organizations, cultural institutions, associations, legal and natural persons performing cultural activities, as well as legal and natural persons dealing with protection and preservation of cultural goods and archaeological heritage. The Call covers cultural activities related to: regular activities of professional associations in culture; activities of drama and dance art and performing arts; music and music-scene art; cultural amateurism (music and folklore); visual arts; innovative artistic and cultural practices; activities of libraries; publishing of books, periodicals and electronic publications; literary manifestations and performances at book fairs; literary programs in bookstores; archival activity; museum-gallery activities; protection and preservation of archaeological heritage; protection and preservation of immovable cultural property; protection and preservation of movable cultural goods; protection and preservation of intangible cultural goods; digitization in archival, library and museum activities; international cultural cooperation; construction, maintenance and repair of cultural institutions.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The measure is expected to cover all forms of fostering and promoting of culture, thus, all cultural activities and the diversity of artistic expressions. Therefore, the continuous implementation of the measure is expected to contribute to sustainable cultural development and improvement of overall cultural life in the Republic of Croatia.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The financial resources are allocated annually through the budget of the Ministry of Culture as the authority in charge of implementation of the measure. Approved funds of the Ministry of Culture for the Call for Proposals for Programmes of Public Needs in Culture from 2012 to 2017 were as follows: in 2012 the funding amounted to 280 546 890 KN (37 406 252 EUR); in the year 2013 it was 311 956 793 KN (41 594 235 EUR); it amounted to 297 331 916 KN (39 644 255 EUR) in 2014, while in 2015 it was 356 403 748 KN (47 520 499 EUR); in 2016 - 300 875 496 KN (40 116 732 EUR) and in 2017 it was 330 668 088 KN (44 089 078 EUR).  

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

The public call is available for all non-governmental organizations as well as private companies dealing with cultural production and distribution.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Support of the Rights of Freelance Artists and Encouraging Cultural Creativity

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The legislator has acknowledged the special status of freelance artists in comparison with other workers. They have the right to retirement and disability insurance and health insurance, and these contributions are paid from the state budget. The key objective of this measure is to encourage and promote the diversity of creative work through giving a basic social security framework support for freelance artists.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

A freelance artist becomes a member of The Croatian Freelance Artists Association (HZSU) on the basis of his / her creative work and so can apply to have his / her contributions paid from the state budget, as long as he / she meets the criteria laid down in the Regulations about the procedures and conditions for the recognition of the rights of artists to have their retirement, disability and medical insurance paid out of the state budget of the Republic of Croatia. A three-year evaluation period is also included. Applications by the artists are considered by an Expert Commission, and decisions are subsequently confirmed by the Minister of Culture. When the Expert Commission has made a favourable decision, the Croatian Association of Freelance Artists registers the freelance artist with the Croatian Institute for Retirement Insurance and the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance according to the artist's place of residence. There are 30 arts associations which appoint their members to the expert commission.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of the measure regulates the manner and conditions of granting the right to the independent artist to have the compulsory contributions for retirement and health insurance paid from the budget of the Republic of Croatia, in order to support those artists whose artistic creativity and public activity represents a notable contribution to Croatian culture and the arts.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Croatian Freelance Artists' Association, Croatian Institute for Retirement Insurance and the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

Approximately 35 000 000 KN (approx. 4 666 666 EUR) was earmarked in 2016 for the implementation of the measure.

In the pre-recession period, the number of independent artists entitled for support from the state budget was on the rise; according to available data from the Ministry (2007), in the period 2003-2007, it increased from 1 263 to 1 341. However, it can be said that the upward trend has diminished during the crisis period; according to online data from the Croatian Freelance Artists' Association (HZSU) in June 2010, there were 1 316 freelance artists entitled to the support registered, while in November 2012 the number lowered to 1 283 artists (the date of this unofficial online data was not listed), while in October 2013 there were 1 303 freelance artists listed on the HZSU website, in October 2014 this number dropped to 1 300, while in May 2016 it amounted to 1 319. 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Croatian Freelance Artists' Association
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

The Croatian Freelance Artists Association (HZSU) encourages and promotes creative work and public activity in culture and arts, and it represents freelance artists' common interests, so as to help them achieve their goals and to protect their rights.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Fund for the Promotion of Pluralism and Diversity of Electronic Media

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

Diversity and plurality of the media are particularly promoted by the Fund for the Promotion of Pluralism and Diversity of Electronic Media, established by the Electronic Media Act provisions that have included the Audio-visual Media Services Directive (AVMS Directive) solutions and by Croatian Radio-Television Act. The fund is administered by the Council for Electronic Media (VEM), and financed by 3% of Croatian Radio-Television revenues generated from licence fees paid to the Fund. It supports production and broadcasting of programmes of public interest in local and regional radio and television channels, and electronic publications, who serve local communities and sometimes introduce the usage of local dialects in broadcasting (e.g., in the Istria region). This support goes to the promotion of production and broadcasting of electronic media content of public interest at local and regional level, which is important for the right of citizens to public information, the rights of national minorities, promotion of cultural creativity, and development of education, science and arts.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The support of the Fund is used to promote the production and release of audio-visual and radio programmes of public interest of television broadcasters and/or radio broadcasters at local and regional level, of non-profit televisions, radio broadcasters and non-profit electronic publications (digital news/internet portals), as well as employment of highly qualified professionals by those broadcasters. In order to receive funding the programmes applying to the Fund should be of public interest and especially relevant for: the exercise of citizens' right to public information; promotion of cultural creativity and fostering of cultural heritage; development of education; development of science; development of arts; promotion of works in dialects of the Croatian language; promotion of special cultural projects and events; national minorities in the Republic of Croatia; encouragement of the development of the awareness of gender equality and other highest values of the constitutional system; raising awareness on equality of gender identities and sexual orientations; promotion of programmes for children and youth aiming at enhancing their wellbeing; raising public awareness on the capabilities and contributions of persons with disabilities as well as promotion and respect of their rights and dignity, including the fight against stereotypes, prejudices and harmful practices relating to persons with disabilities; historically accurate presentation of the Croatian War of Independence; development and promotion of media literacy; protection of the environment; promotion of health and encouragement of health culture.

The criteria for awarding the Fund support are: significance of the audio-visual and/or radio programme, i.e. the content of the electronic publication for the realisation of objectives referred to in the provisions of the Act; quality and content-related innovation of the offered audio-visual and/or radio programme, i.e. the content of the electronic publication; interest for overall i.e. local and regional cultural development...

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

It is expected that the diversity of cultural expressions in the relevant categories as described in the Ordinance of the Fund be augmented with the implementation of the measure. That is, that the number of radio, television and electronic publications programmes oriented to the issues of public interest (e.g. dealing with the topic related to citizens’ rights, rights of national minorities, gender equality, promotion of media literacy, development of arts and science, ecological awareness etc.) will be more widely available to citizens.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Agency for Electronic Media (AEM)
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The Fund for the Promotion of Pluralism and Diversity in Electronic Media is a fund of the Agency for Electronic Media whose Sources of assistance are ensured by the provisions of the Electronic Media Act and the Croatian Radio and Television Act to the amount of 3% of the total of monthly collected funds that Croatian Radio and Television collects on behalf of fees.

According to the report on the work of the Agency for Electronic Media and the Council of the Electronic Media for 2015 that was submitted to the Parliament, in 2015 there were two calls for funding. In the first call the funds allocated for radio broadcasters amounted to 14.066.001,74 KN (approx. 1.875.466 EUR), non-profit electronic publications 972.000,83 KN (approx. 130.000 EUR), and for non-profit radio 59.500,00 (approx. 7.900EUR). In the second call the funds allocated for TV broadcasters amounted to 14.966.000,00 KN (approx. 199.546 EUR), and for radio 1.000.000,00 KN (approx. 133.333 EUR) (Data: Agency and Council Report 2015).

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

The funds of the measure are distributed to private companies as well as non-profit audio-visual organizations, so there are a number of beneficiaries from these sectors. According to the 2015 yearly report, 108 radio and 1 non-profit providers of media services were funded, 15 non-profit electronic publications, 1 non-profit radio programme, 19 TV publishers and 17 radio publishers were supported.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The last analysis of social impact of the measure was executed in 2014 for the 2010-2012 period of the implementation of the measure. The results showed that co-financing provided by the Fund has made a significant impact on the increase of the breath and the diversity of the media content in the broader public when analysing regional and local radio and TV producers. The analysis showed that a large part of such content would not be produced or distributed without the assistance of the Fund. Co-financing of the Fund has a significant influence on financial sustainability of the media production oriented on the topics of  public interest. The analysis showed that in the context of the lower profile of the content of local/regional media, the positioning of the co-financed content is not bad, but there is still a significant space for improvement. The survey that was administered on the representative sample in 30 communities, representing the population of the Republic of Croatia, showed that there is an interest from the side of citizens for topics of public interest. It is significantly more than what is available through local media and the subsidised programmes of publishers, which shows that there is still ample space for increasing the availability of programmes and attracting audiences.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The results of the analysis are based on a secondary data analysis of media service publishers, audience data, the documentation of the Fund and the insight in the legal background data, as well as the data gathered through the empirical research (survey data, focus groups with citizens in selected communities and in-depth interviews with selected publishers). The research also included 10 case studies as well as the analytical tool for the evaluation of thee Fund social impact.

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National Programme of the Development of Audio-visual Activities (2010-2014)

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The main objective of the Programme is oriented to promotion of audio-visual activities by encouraging the performing, organization and financing of preparation, development, production, distribution and exhibition of Croatian, European and international audio-visual works. The Programme is prepared and implemented by the Croatian Audio-visual Centre (Hrvatski audiovizualni centar-HAVC), established by the Act of Audio-visual Activities in 2007.

The four main strategic goals of the adopted National Programme of the Development of Audio-visual Activities (2010-2014) are:

1.Sustaining and developing production, distribution, exhibition, electronic diffusion and promotion of audio-visual works;

2.Expanding film and audio-visual culture in general as well as through specific knowledge related to creative audio-visual work;

3.Preserving audio-visual heritage and improving the accessibility of culturally valuable national and international heritage;

4. Stimulating investments in the national film production, film industry and export of film-related services.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The main feature of the National Programme is determining the scope and method of promoting audio-visual activities as well as complementary and other activities, promoting audio-visual culture and production relevant for the development of  Croatian culture, activities related to participation of Croatian authors and organizations in European Union programmes and other international agreements.

On the basis of the National Programme, the Croatian Audio-visual Council publishes annual calls for tenders for promoting audio-visual activities and production as well as other complimentary activities that are oriented to:

 a) stimulating audio-visual activities and production (feature, documentary, animated and experimental films); and

b) stimulating complementary activities (including film preservation and archiving, film festivals and other audio-visual manifestation and activities, promotional programmes, international cooperation, research and critical evaluation of audio-visual activities,

publishing, training programmes and programmes of audio-visual associations and organizations).

The process of public calls for tenders, application conditions and criteria for the allocation of funds, the work of art consultants and the Arts Council, as well as the supervision of the earmarked spending of allocated funds are determined by the Regulations on the Procedure, Criteria and Schedule of Implementation of the National Programme.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of the first National Programme of Development of Audio-visual Activities sets the groundwork for future development of the audio-visual industry in Croatia. It sets four main pillars of development oriented towards increasing the domestic production, distribution and diversity of expressions, opening up towards international productions, investments and audiences, harnessing Croatian audio-visual heritage and developing domestic audience through media literacy programmes and developing audio-visual infrastructure.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Croatian Audio-visual Centre (HAVC)
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

HAVC is funded by the grant-in-aid from the Government, as well as from mandatory contributions from all those exploiting audio-visual works such as broadcasters, exhibitors, cable operators and telecoms. The body within the Centre, responsible for the allocation of subsidies is the Croatian Audio-visual Council, comprising representatives of stakeholders in the national audio-visual industry: professional associations, institutions, broadcasters and other audio-visual content providers who pay mandatory contributions.

In 2015 74.900.173,52 Kuna (€ 9.790.872,36) were allocated for programme activities supported by HAVC.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

Through the implementation of the Programme a high number of non-governmental associations and private companies are engaged through various activities (production, promotion, distribution, education, etc.). The scope and number of the involved entities is visible through annual reports of HAVC available at its website (Bi-lingual Croatian-English publications). See at the following links:

Annual Report 2013 - https://www.havc.hr/file/publication/file/havc-brojke-i-slova-2013.pdf

Annual Report 2014 - https://www.havc.hr/file/publication/file/facts-and-figures-2014.pdf

Annual Report 2015 - https://www.havc.hr/file/publication/file/havc-facts-figures-web.pdf

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The main conclusions showed that out of four envisaged strategic goals, three of them were achieved, while one (Preserving the audio-visual heritage and improving accessibility of culturally valuable domestic and international heritage) was not achieved.  

One of the challenges in the implementation of the measure proved to be the raising of funds for the realisation of the National Programme that depends on the portion of the total annual gross income generated through the performance of audio-visual activities of the Croatian Radio Television, television broadcasting companies at national and regional level, cable television providers, fixed and mobile telecommunications and internet service providers and individuals who are reproducing audio-visual works for public consumption.

Although there are a number of positive indicators (increase in audience for Croatian films, number of awards of films at international A festivals, increase in the number of co-operations achieved, participation of Croatian film makers at international training programmes etc.), there are still a lot of issues to be dealt with that are included in the new National Programme of Development of Audio-visual Activities (2017-2021).

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Mainly the quantitative indicators were used that included the number of films produced, the number of international co-operations established, the number of spectators at film screenings, awards gained at the festivals, etc. A special study on the economic and fiscal impact of the foreign film productions on the local (audio-visual) market was executed by the Institute for Public Finance. The study showed that for every Kuna invested in foreign film production a return of more than two Kuna to the budget is achieved.

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Support for Civil Society Organizations in Contemporary Culture and Arts through the Foundation ‘Kultura Nova’

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

In July 2011 the new Law on the Foundation "Kultura nova" was adopted and the Foundation, dedicated to the promotion and development of civil society in the field of contemporary culture and arts, started with its work.

Kultura Nova is an operational and grant making foundation, which provides professional and financial support to civil society organizations in the field of contemporary arts and culture in Croatia primarily through a Support Programme that has a number of Programme areas. The Foundation publishes open calls for project and programme proposals on an annual basis. The Support Programme is currently realized through four Programme areas: Development Support for Organizations; Conception and Preparation of New Projects/Programmes; Development of Cooperation Platforms in the Republic of Croatia; and Development of Cooperation Platforms in South-eastern Europe.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The main purpose of the Foundation is the promotion and development of civil society in the Republic of Croatia in the fields of contemporary arts and culture. Kultura Nova provides professional and financial support to programmes developed by organizations of civil society in culture that: support the development of programme implementers' production and organizational capacities; increase the level of professional activities through informal education and professional training; support cooperation between sectors; work to improve programme networking and cooperation at national, regional and international level; promote creativity and cultural activism of youth; support other programmes directed at the realization of the foundation’s objectives. Kultura Nova also implements its own programmes in the above mentioned areas.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The Foundation is expected to contribute to: the building and strengthening of organizations' capacities for the development of contemporary artistic and cultural praxis; the development of advanced cooperation praxis in culture;  the development of knowledge on contemporary arts and culture; the acknowledgement of the importance of arts and culture in the development of society.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Foundation ‘Kultura Nova’
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The funding for the Foundation "Kultura nova" is obtained partly through the Lottery fund, donations and other sources according to the Law. According to the Foundation yearly report, the funding earmarked for the work of the Foundation in 2015 amounted to more than 8,5 million Kuna (approx.1.133.333EUR).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Program ‘Entrepreneurship in Culture’

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective of the measure is to give support to nascent cultural entrepreneurship programmes so as to boost the fragile cultural and creative industries in the Republic of Croatia. The Programme started almost ten years ago as a joint venture with the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship. However, in the last couple of years, changes were introduced to the measure and now it is only implemented by the Ministry of Culture.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

In October 2008 the first attempt to support cultural industries as a specialized field of cultural production was launched by the Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the former Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship. The competition for funds to cover the costs of technological equipment, administrative and office expenses etc. was opened and over 450 cultural entrepreneurs applied to the call. In 2013 this model was partially changed and the Ministry of Culture was responsible for part of the project, while the Ministry of Entrepreneurship developed a special line devoted to SMEs in creative industries as a part of the new call "Entrepreneurship Impulse", which  distributed 3 million HRK (approx. 400 000 EUR) in that year. In 2014 the Ministry of Culture distributed 1 526 900 HRK (approx. 200 000 EUR), while the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts has not announced new calls for creative industries projects, but has opened a Pilot Project for contemporary design, artistic and traditional projects in the amount of 500 000 HRK (approx. 67 000 EUR). In 2015 and 2016, the Ministry of Culture continued with the measures introduced now under the title ‘Entrepreneurship in culture’ with slightly increased funds - 1 854 096 HRK (approx. 247 212 EUR) and 1 817 577 HRK (approx. 242 343 EUR) supporting 60 projects in both years respectively.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of the measure is expected to provide the much needed additional financial support for the technical infrastructures of diverse entrepreneurial projects of cultural organizations and independent artists. 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

In the last two years 2015 and 2016, the Ministry of Culture earmarked over 1.800.000KN for the implementation of this Programme -1 854 096 HRK (approx. 247 212 EUR) and 1 817 577 HRK (approx. 242 343 EUR) supporting 60 projects in both years respectively.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

In the last two years over 60 private companies and NGOs benefited from the programme on a yearly basis.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Fund for Programmes of Cultural Autonomy of National Minorities

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The political and legal framework defining the position of national minorities is derived from the Constitution (1990, rev. 2001, 2010, 2014) and the Constitutional Law on Rights of National Minorities (2002, rev. 2010, 2011), which are also the basis for the development of this measure. The key objective of the measure is to have a special fund to support activities and projects by national minorities, which also includes cultural projects in the field of arts and heritage, media, events and festivals as well as various projects promoting education, social cohesion and intercultural dialogue.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The main feature of the measure is to provide funding for diverse artistic and cultural projects by all officially recognized national minorities in Croatia. There are 22 officially organised minorities in Croatia: Albanians, Austrians, Bosnians, Bulgarians, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Italians, Jews, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Poles, Roma, Romanians, Russians, Ruthenians, Slovaks, Slovenians, Serbs, Turks, Ukrainians, and Vlachs. The majority of supported programmes are predominantly traditional artistic and cultural activities, e.g., oriented to preserving the language, nurturing folk traditions, organising exhibitions, acting and reciting groups, supporting publishing in the language of the minorities, etc.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The measure is expected to help supporting the cultural autonomy of all national minorities in the Republic of Croatia, provide for better promotion of arts and culture of national minorities in different parts of Croatia, and thus contribute to improving the position of national minorities in Croatia.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Council for National Minorities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The funds allocated for the year 2017 amounted to 31.839.500,00 Kuna (approx. 4.245.266EUR).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The report on implementation of the measure is delivered by the Council for  National Minorities on a yearly basis to the Parliament. It provides for a detailed analysis on allocation of funding and programmes delivered through the implementation of the measure.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The Council for National Minorities has developed a Methodology for assessing the implementation of the measure in 2009 (Official Gazette 155/02), and also according to the Criteria for Determining Financial Assistance for Non-governmental Organizations and National Minority Institutions (Official Gazette 123/2014).

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

HDS-ZAMP Fund for Independent Music Projects

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objectives of this financial measure developed by HDS-ZAMP are: to enable a richer offer of cultural (primarily musical) content for Croatian citizens; and to enable additional funding for Croatian composers and other music professionals to get funding for their artistic projects. The projects supported through the measure differ in their artistic and stylistic background, and are aimed at diverse audiences so as to be able to contribute to the broader diversity of music expressions in Croatia.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The measure is developed through five different contests: BTL Contest - Support to projects of popular music funded through blank tape levy fund; Contest ‘Tradicional’ - support to music events and music creation from the area of traditional music funded through funds from the fees collected for traditional music; International Contest - Supporting activities of Croatian composers and music publishers, members of HDS, on the international music scene or on the market; Fund "Rudolf and Margita Matz" - stimulation of the creativity of young composers from the funds of Rudolf and Margita Matz; and ElectroCro Contest – Support to music events, projects and music creation in the area of  electronic club music.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

With the measure implemented over a longer period of time HDS aims to become a permanent corrective on the music scene. The measure would contribute to making a number of valuable music projects of all-round artistic and stylistic expressions available throughout Croatia.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
HDS-ZAMP (Croatian Composers' Society, Collecting Society)
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The budget for this measure in 2016 was one million Kuna (133.333 EUR approx.).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Support for Entrepreneurship in Publishing and Book Trade

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

Due to the prolonged crisis in the publishing and the book trade sectors, the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship has prepared a special Call in 2017 dedicated to strengthening the entrepreneurial activities in these fields. The aim of the measure was to assist publishers and bookstores in developing immediate measures for safeguarding the book distribution chain throughout the country.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Call for Support for Entrepreneurship in Publishing and Book Trade that was issued in 2017 was oriented at support tor:

a) new employment in the sector;

b) marketing activities (with the special focus on new media activities);

c) implementation of new technologies in the sector oriented primarily at supporting the opening of web shops; and

d) other activities – mainly covering technical and material costs related to the refurbishments of bookstores.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The measure supported 45 projects in the field of publishing and book trade – the majority of funding was allocated to ‘Other activities’ – 34% that were mainly oriented to refurbishment of the existing bookshops and opening of new ones throughout Croatia; starting up of the travelling bookstore; as well as for supporting the purchase of equipment for selected bookshops. Furthermore, 31% of the support was allocated to implementation of new technologies such as opening of web shops; 23% of funding was allocated to new employment in the sector – for salaries of newly opened bookstores; and 12% of funding was allocated to marketing activities, concentrating primarily on the activities in new media.

The results of the measure indicate for the need on continuous support of such activities not only in publishing and book trade sector, but in other cultural sectors.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

In 2017 the Government has allocated 4 million Kuna (approx.533 333 EUR) for the implementation of the measure.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Support for Audience Development

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The measure is oriented towards creating long-term processes that will contribute to active participation in culture and arts. The aim of the measure is also to provide better access to culture while recognizing the needs of audiences taking into account their different social and economic background.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The measure was envisaged as a public call for funding of projects and programmes oriented to audience development in different fields of culture and tarts. Special attention was given to groups with special needs – children and youth, elderly, people with special needs, members of linguistic and national minorities, citizens situated in geographically distant areas and those citizens living in Areas of Special State Concern (Područja posebne državne skrbi-PPDS).

The implementation of the measure showed the need for more such calls and a more long-term strategy towards audience development and development of access to culture. 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The Call for Support to Audience Development was announced in September 2017 and it enticed 587 applications and showed that such an initiative was very much needed in the artistic and cultural sector in Croatia. The special Committee selected 27 programmes that were connected to these fields: theatre – 4 programmes; film/media – 2 programmes; dance – 4 programmes; books – 5 programmes; music – 6 programmes; visual arts – 3 programmes; museums – 2 programmes; heritage – one programme. The results of the measure are yet to be seen as the programmes will be implemented during 2018.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The measure is supported with 1 000 000 Kuna (approx.133 333 EUR).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Law on the Foundation ‘Croatia House’

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

In September 2013 the Croatian Parliament passed the Law on the establishment of the Foundation "Hrvatska kuća" (Croatia House) with the aim to create an institution working on the promotion of Croatian culture abroad.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The establishment of the Foundation was oriented at strengthening of already present facilities of cultural attaches attached to Croatian embassies abroad. The Foundation is there to better coordinate the circulation of the Croatian cultural programmes abroad and to give support to Croatian artists and cultural workers in their attempts to present their work. The Foundation was established in 2014, and it opened its first call for proposals in June 2014.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

In the period 2014-2016 the Foundation supported 264 programmes throughout Europe and globally, thus enabling better promotion of Croatian arts and culture.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Foundation ‘Croatia House’
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

According to the Annual Report of the Foundation for 2014 and the published results of the Call for programmes of the Foundation in 2014, the total funding approved for projects was 1 529 607KN (204.000EUR approx., while the funding for realised projects amounted to 1 425 452KN (190.060EUR approx.).

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

The programmes are selected in the yearly open call and thus a number of cultural NGOs and private companies benefit from  implementation of the measure.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Support of the Co-financing Projects Supported by the EU Programme Creative Europe – Sub-programme Culture

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The objective of the measure, defined through the Rulebook on co-financing projects supported by the EU Programme Creative Europe – Sub-programme Culture (Pravilnik o sufinanciranju projekata odobrenih u okviru programa Europske Unije Kreativna Europa), is to assist Croatian cultural organizations in bridging the financial gap brought by the obligatory co-financing of partner organizations in EU projects. Obligatory co-financing showed to be a big obstacle for many Croatian applicants to European programmes as usually they are small organizations with fragile funding systems. With the ability of a number of Croatian cultural organizations to participate in EU Calls for cultural funding, the Measure contributes to enhancement of cultural diversity of expressions at Croatian and broader European level.

The first version of the Rulebook was introduced during the Culture Programme, while the new version of the measure introduced in 2014 and 2016 dealt with changes coming with the Creative Europe Programme.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The measure provides for co-financing of projects by Croatian organisations supported by the EU Programme Creative Europe – Sub-programme Culture. The Croatian cultural organization needs to apply for the support at the time of writing of the application to EACEA, and if they receive the support from the Creative Europe Programme, they are entitled to support in the percentage assigned through the Rulebook. The level of support depends on the type of the Call the organisation applies to and on the role the applicants have in the project application.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The expected results of the measure are more Croatian cultural organizations involved in European projects either as partners or as leaders of programmes, projects or networks.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The total yearly support for organizations amounted to approximately one million Kuna (depending on the year applied) (approx. 133.333EUR).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Over the years of the measure implementation, one can notice an increase in the number of projects submitted as well as projects accepted for funding by EACEA. This leads to the conclusion on the need for the continuation of such a measure.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Selected data from the Ministry show that Croatian cultural organizations drew more funding than the membership paid. This trend continued in 2015 with the results from the October 2015 Call showing the funding secured for Croatian partners in the amount of 361 211 EUR for smaller projects and 511 112 EUR for bigger projects.

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Production Incentive Programme

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The aim of the Croatian Audio-visual Centre Production Incentive Programme, available from 2012, is to encourage inward investment, promote Croatia internationally as filming location and connect Croatian cultural workers with their international peers.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The introduction of the incentives scheme in 2012 was created in order to boost foreign investment and co-productions in Croatia. Film and TV productions that want to receive support through the Croatian Audio-visual Centre scheme (20% cash rebate) have to incur a minimum spend in Croatia. They also need to use Croatian cast and film crew as well as pass a culture test as required by regulations on the Programme Incentive.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

By the end of 2016, in the five-year period, 34 productions have been filmed in Croatia with the local expenditure of around 51 million euros. In the same period a number of over fourteen thousand Croatian cultural workers (professionals, interns and other workers) have been engaged in international film productions, which ensured higher mobility of film workers, enhancement of the level of their professional competences and increase of employment in the film sector. The number of productions, the level of local expenditure and the number of employed people are expected to increase through continued implementation of the measure.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Croatian Audio-visual Centre
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

In the first four years since the introduction of the incentive, the government disbursed 8.4 million EUR in filming incentives while these productions have spent 43.7 million EUR on Croatian products and services while filming in Croatia.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The evaluation of the measure done by the Institute for Public Finance (IJF) in Zagreb, has shown that for every Kuna paid out from the budget, there is a 1,5-2,3 Kuna return on the investment. It also showed a significant contribution to the tourist sector (increase in the number of overnight stays, tourist spending, but also media promotion due to film locations). It has also shown the increase in the number of film workers engaged, and its contribution to the professional education through ‘learning by doing’.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The evaluation done by the Institute for Public Finance has used mainly fiscal indicators.

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Regional Audio-visual Cooperation and Training (RE-ACT)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The objective of RE-ACT is to promote closer creative collaboration between producers and filmmakers from Croatia, Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia through training, networking and co-development of projects. The RE-ACT (Regional Audio-visual Cooperation and Training) initiative aims to structure the current cooperation between these three funds on a formal level, and to develop film education and networking between these regions.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

RE-ACT is an initiative set up in 2015 by the Croatian Audio-visual Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Audio-visual Fund and Slovenian Film Centre in collaboration with TorinoFilmLab aimed at developing new audio-visual projects and fostering international co-productions. It is designed for filmmakers and producers who wish to foster closer ties within Croatia, Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT) and Slovenia. It is oriented towards developing film co-productions of at least two partners from two different countries involved in the Initiative. They need to work on either feature-length fiction, feature-length documentaries, feature-length or short animation films.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The Re-Act initiative will contribute to developing new creative and innovative audio-visual projects as well as fostering international co-productions in the nearby regions of Croatia, Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia Region in Italy.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Croatian Audio-visual Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Audio-visual Fund and Slovenian Film Centre (partners of the initiative), RE-ACT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE as a contact body
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The RE-ACT Co-Development Funding scheme supports a maximum of 6 projects with a minimum financial support of 8.000 Euros per project per year. The Programme Council appointed by three member funds reads and evaluates the projects in cooperation with external experts.

For the years 2015 and 2016 the RE-ACT co-development funding had a total annual budget of 60.000 EUR. The financial envelope derives exclusively from  contributions of member funds.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Torino Film Lab
Type of Involvement: 

Torino Film Lab is a collaborator in the RE-ACT Initiative. One of the contributions is through the RE-ACT workshop, a development workshop taking place alongside one of the TorinoFilmLab International programmes: Framework in 2015 and 2016 and SeriesLab in 2017. The third RE-ACT workshop took place in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy in March 2017 alongside the brand new TorinoFilmLab international SeriesLab programme.

The workshop is open to creative teams with either feature or documentary projects under development and to TV series projects being developed.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Support to International Cultural Cooperation

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

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 for mobility of artists and cultural workers, for support of co-productions and other programmes of cultural cooperation 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, profiled in relation to the core activity of the organizers, and should take place continually.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

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 into 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.

The government continues signing bilateral agreements and programmes of cultural cooperation; so far 48 bilateral agreements and 25 bilateral programmes have been signed. It is important to stress that the majority of projects financially supported by the Ministry of Culture are not based on the traditional form of "government to government cooperation" but on direct contacts between artists and arts and cultural organisations.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The measure will enable 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.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

According to the planned budget for 2016, the allocation of the Ministry of Culture for international cultural cooperation was 10 652 222 HRK (approx.1 420 296 EUR). After a yearly increase in 2015 when it amounted to 11 188 000 HRK (approx.1 491 733EUR) compared to 2014 when it amounted to 10 972 000 HRK (approx. 1 462 933EUR), this still shows a further decrease in comparison with previous years when it amounted to 12 601 166 HRK (approx.1 680 155 EUR) in 2013, and 13 111 368 HRK (approx.1 750 000 EUR) in 2012 respectively. This can be attributed to the strategic orientation towards strengthening of this field. This includes funds received by the Ministry through the Lottery Fund (the amount varies depending on the income of the State Lottery).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Action Plan for the Implementation of the National Roma Inclusion Strategy (2013 – 2015)

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective of the strategy is to encourage and support the process for social and economic inclusion of the Roma minority though involvement and coordinated action by all bodies and organisations at each level of the Croatian society and, thus, ensure a better quality of life for the Roma and reduce disparities and gaps between their socio-economic status and that of the rest of the population.

Among the eight strategic policies is the policy of ‘Inclusion in social and cultural life’ aimed at bringing the Roma culture and traditions closer to the rest of the community. The Action Plan has 14 measures to achieve this strategic goal out of which six are related to the cultural and media field specifically.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The strategic policy of ‘Inclusion in social and cultural life’ is set in compliance with the observed cultural and social needs of the Roma community. The goals were formulated through a dialogue between state administrative bodies and representatives of the Roma community and NGOs. The Action plan has six measures with which this strategic goal is to be achieved. These are:

Creating the conditions for active participation of Roma cultural and social activities in all areas with a significant proportion of the Roma national minority;

Establishment of multi-purpose centres in areas with a significant proportion of the Roma national minority;

Funding of programmes dedicated to the original Roma culture, language, traditions and artistic expressions, as well as collecting and publishing of Roma historical, literary and cultural materials (in Croatian and Roma languages);

Publishing of a tender for the funding of programmes for the preservation of Roma traditional culture;

Intensifying of informing on the Roma national minority, as well as of the affirmation of the Roma culture in all public media (the Croatian Radio Television, especially local radio stations in areas with a significant proportion of the Roma national minority), and research by independent experts thereon;

Organising seminars with media representatives and members of the Roma national minority on the affirmation of Roma people through media, and on the means of promotion of the positive aspect and equal reporting on Roma people, as well as of the rights and obligations in the field of combating discrimination, with special emphasis on the position or Roma women.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of the measures  is expected to empower members of the Roma national community to participate in social, cultural and public life in order to bridge the gap between the Roma and the rest of the population.

One of the positive results of the multi-stakeholder process in this regard is the proclamation of the ‘World Day of Roma Language’ in the UNESCO, an initiative started by the Association for promoting education of Roma people in Croatia ‘Kali Sara’ and supported by the Croatian Commission for UNESCO together with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. The ‘World Day of Roma Language’ was proclaimed at the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference in November 2015.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Ministry of Administration, Croatian Government Office for Human Rights and National Minorities, Gender Equality Ombudswoman and local and regional governments
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

National Strategy for the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities for the period 2007 to 2015

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The goal of the National Strategy for the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (2007-2015) is to further and strengthen protection of persons with disabilities and children with developmental difficulties. In order to ensure that persons with disabilities can participate in cultural activities on an equal basis, the state tries to ensure conditions in which persons with disabilities can express their creative, artistic and intellectual capabilities. Therefore, among fifteen strategic areas in the document, one is dedicated to participation in cultural life, developed through six different measures.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The strategic area on supporting the participation in cultural life of persons with disabilities is developed through six measures:

1. Constant stimulation and support to projects establishing creative and artistic possibilities of persons with disabilities;

2. To ensure the participation of theatre and other artistic soloists  and groups of persons with disabilities in regular cultural manifestations (festivals, cultural gatherings and other cultural manifestations) under equal conditions;

3. To stimulate networking and inclusion of persons with disabilities in cultural projects at international, national and local level;

4. To make the public sensible to artistic work of persons with disabilities;

5. To encourage and establish cooperation with potential sponsors and donors (firms,

companies, private entrepreneurs, banks and other social and business subjects);

6. To amend regulations in order to ensure equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in culture.

In order to implement these measures a number of activities are developed with different stakeholders involved. Various cultural activities ranging from manifestations to programme activities of associations are encouraged and make an integral part to public needs in culture of the Republic of Croatia.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The expected goals to be achieved in implementation of the measures include: adjusting the legal regulations in order to conduct more efficiently the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the cultural life and activities; enabling the development and establishment of creative possibilities of persons with disabilities and enabling their equal inclusion into the cultural life together with other participants; ensuring  for persons with disabilities the acquisition of the status of freelance artists so that they can make profit from their artistic work; covering systematically, through media, the work and achievements of persons with disabilities in culture; providing access to cultural institutions (museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, concert, halls, etc.) for persons with disabilities and monitor their programmes by using modern technical facilities; providing access and/or professional information, i.e. experience of cultural heritage for persons with disabilities: of historical buildings, sites, works of arts, traditional material and immaterial heritage; and encouraging the participation of sponsors and donors when conducting programmes and manifestations of persons with disabilities associations.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture; Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy (coordinator of the Strategy)
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

A number of NGOs are engaged in the implementation of the measures, not only associations of persons with disabilities, associations dealing with programmes providing benefit to persons with disabilities, but also NGOs dealing with contemporary arts and culture as well as private companies.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Action Plan for Cultural Tourism Development

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The Action Plan for Cultural Tourism Development stems from the overall Strategy of Tourism Development until 2020 that has been adopted in 2013. Cultural tourism has been recognized in the overall Strategy as one of ten key products of the Strategy of Tourism Development. As such it should give a key contribution to the overall tourism development oriented to: achieving better global recognition; repositioning of Croatia as a destination of diverse and authentic contents and events; broadening of the geographic and temporal dispersion of the touristic offer and enriching of the Croatian tourism offer so as to increase the number of tourist visits and tourism consumption.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

There are sixteen measures for achieving goals of the action plan, which are distributed through five key areas that deal with: the enhancement of the infrastructure for cultural tourism; the development of products for cultural tourism; changing (international) marketing of cultural tourism; creation of the partnership for the cultural tourism development; and finally, the improvement of education for cultural tourism.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The Action Plan follows the main policy outlines of the Strategy and defines concrete activities and measures that should be taken in order for the cultural-touristic offer to develop according to the goals set in the national strategic framework.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Tourism
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Strategy of Education, Science and Technology – New Colours of Knowledge

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The Strategy of Education, Science and Technology entitled ‘New Colours of Knowledge’ has been adopted in the Parliament in 2014. The main vision of the Strategy is a Croatian society where quality education impacts life of every individual, on the relations in society and on the development of the economy. It argues for a democratic, tolerant and innovative society where the potential of every individual can be fulfilled. It also argues for an economy based mainly on advanced technologies that will enable the creation on high added value, and highly educated individuals will be able to find adequate jobs. In such a vision of future education and science, culture plays an integral part, which is noted in the selected measures of the Strategy.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Strategy deals with culture through different type of measures, whether they deal with primary, secondary or university education – e.g. dealing with artistic and media education (introduction of the new curricula); through those dealing with the enrichment of the cultural life of students; publishing of scientific research; or those  dealing with the need of adjustment of the employment standards that would correspond to the artistic and cultural needs of the community. Special measures are oriented towards members of the Roma minority.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The goal of the strategic project ‘New Colours of Knowledge’ is to enable every child to develop in a manner in line with his / her desires and needs, in a context  encouraging and friendly and geared to his / her needs. The aim is also to enable lifelong learning for each individual to meet his / her interests, make them more employable and achieve higher quality of life. Finally, the goal is to provide Croatia with a science that will work in the interests of the whole society, striving for high-quality results.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Science and Education
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

A high number of professional and educational associations is planned to be involved in the implementations of the measures of the Strategy.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups by Enabling their Participation in Cultural and Artistic Activities

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture was appointed as a Level 1 Intermediate Body within the Croatian European Structural and Investment Funds Management and Control System for the 2014-2020 programming period for the Operational Programme Efficient Human Resources (OPEHR) 2014-2020 which was approved by the European Commission on 18th December 2014.

Within the ESF OPEHR 2014-2020, the Ministry of Culture is responsible for two specific objectives under two priority axes. Relevant to this Report is Priority axis 2 -Social inclusion with its Investment priority 9.i - Active inclusion, with a view to promoting equal opportunities and active participation, and improving employability, and Specific objective 9.i.1 - Combating poverty and social exclusion by promoting labour market and social integration of vulnerable groups, and combating any form of discrimination. Since culture and media create a high quality platform for social integration of various marginalized groups, such as youth and elderly, as well as for expansion of intercultural programmes that target different minorities, the activities will include support to community media, organisation of workshops, seminars, trainings, plays, various interactive events, production of media content etc. aimed at improving accessibility to arts and culture, promoting participation of vulnerable groups in the media and increasing their visibility, developing creativity, enabling active and healthy aging, encouraging active involvement in the community and strengthening artists, cultural workers and other relevant experts for work with vulnerable groups.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

On 12 December 2016, the Ministry of Culture published an open (temporary) call for project proposals for the programme "Arts and Culture for Youth." The Call was closed on 21 April 2017.

The programme is implemented within the framework of the OPEHR 2014-2020 and its main aim is to overcome the limitations of youth access to cultural and artistic content and activities and encouraging young people to actively participate in the cultural life of their communities. The general objective of the Call is to improve social inclusion of young people in the Republic of Croatia, especially disadvantaged young people, through their greater participation in cultural and artistic activities and content.

On 23 May 2017, the Ministry of Culture published an open (temporary) call for project proposals for the programme "Arts and Culture 54 +". The Call was closed on 24tJuly 2017.

The programme is also implemented within the framework of the OPEHR 2014-2020 and it is focusing on social inclusion and improving the quality of life of people over the age of 54 through improving their access to cultural and artistic activities.

Two additional calls for project proposals for the programmes "Media for the community - supporting social inclusion through media" and "Inclusion of marginalized groups in society by their participation in cultural and artistic activities" are being prepared.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Expected results are:  better access of vulnerable groups to cultural and artistic activities and content, greater engagement of artists and media professionals, developing creativity, increasing visibility and better social inclusion of vulnerable groups.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Labour and Pension System of the Republic of Croatia, National Foundation for Civil Society Development
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

Funds for the implementation of these programmes in the total amount of 113,600,000.00 HRK (approximately 15,000,000.00 €) are provided under the European Social Fund (85%) and the national budget (15%) and will be paid out to the beneficiaries in 2018 and in 2019.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Contribution to the IFCD

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The purpose of IFCD is to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

IFCD supports to projects that aim at fostering the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote diversity of cultural expressions as well as reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Since 2010, the IFCD has provided more than US$ 6 million in funding for 90 projects in 51 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas, from the development and implementation of cultural policies, to capacity-building of cultural entrepreneurs, mapping of cultural industries and the creation of new cultural industry business models.

In the period 2012-2015 ten projects from Croatia applied to the IFCD fund, and two of them have received funding in this period – Cool Industries for the Creative City-CICC (2012) by the Institute for Development and International Relations, and Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural institutions (2015) by the Kultura Nova Foundation.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

Croatia’s contribution to the Fund in 2017 amounted to 10000 USD

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Project on UNESCO’s Culture for Development Indicators

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective is contributing to better positioning of culture in planning and implementing economic development and development of capacities for the achievement of new statistical standards for the purpose of connecting culture and development.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

Culture for Development Indicators (hereinafter: CDIS) show the stimulating and leading role of culture in sustainable development. Thanks to its innovative methodology, this instrument of advocacy and policy through facts and figures examines the multidimensional relationship between culture and development. The analysis of seven key dimensions of culture and development, through the assessment of 22 key indicators, responds to the needs and circumstances of both low and middle income countries. The wealth of quantitative data generated through the implementation of CDIS promotes better informed cultural policies and the integration of culture in development strategies, thus contributing to the implementation of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The CDIS methodology is the result of four years of research process (2009 - 2013). By the end of 2015, it was tested and implemented in 12 countries around the world, demonstrating its potential of impact on policy. New data generated by applying CDIS not only contribute to the inclusion of culture in development strategies but also detect flaws in cultural statistics and monitoring systems and hence are one of the key indicators of the direction of the way of development of new statistical standards. The results obtained using CDIS point to the fact that Croatia has already put a lot of effort in terms of European integration and harmonization of the national statistical systems with European standards.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture with the support of the UNESCO Regional Office in Venice
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

13.000 EUR from UNESCO Venice Office and 2000 EUR approx Ministry of Culture

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Carpets for Afghanistan

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective of the measure is to start up the production of traditional hand-woven carpets and kilims in Mazar-e-Sharif. The production would employ only women and would contribute to the support of the development of women’s entrepreneurship, the increase of their income and that of their families and would thus contribute to diminishing gender inequality.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The measure was part of the initiative ‘Small projects-large effects’ under the auspices of the Office of the High Civil Commissioner (North Regional Command). In 2012, through the six-month of the project duration 16 women were employed (15 workers and one instructor). After producing a number of carpets, and putting them on the market, the project became self-sustainable.  

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The result of the project is a self-sustainable women’s production of traditional hand-woven carpets and kilims.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

Support to the project amounted to 210.000,00 Kuna (28.000EUR approx.).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Building of Library in High-school for Girls in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective was to build a library in the Mazar-e-Sharif high school for girls in order to enable better education for girls. With the building of the library the Republic of Croatia contributes to the development of the educational system in the Balkh province in Afghanistan, giving support to the overall educational capacities of the province and of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in general.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

In 2012 the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia in cooperation with a diplomat and officer for civic-army relations (CIMIC) and with the support of the Croatian army in Afghanistan have successfully finalized the project of building a library in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province of north Afghanistan. This was a continuation of the successful pilot-project of building a primary school in Homaro Faroqu (that was financed also by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia as well as other schools in the area of Matar-e-Sharif). The library is 158 sq. meters large and it consists of a reading room, a book space, a documentation room and a room for the library director. It is equipped mostly with educational titles - 1923 books in Dari language and 23 books in English.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The library contributes to the education of pupils of Mazar-e-Sharif high school but also of other girls from the region (it is estimated that the library is used by 5000 girls), it offers opportunities to further knowledge in arts, history, medicine as well as other disciplines. The library offers better educational opportunities for around 5000 children as the high school Khorasan where the library is built is attended by 3879 girls.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

840.106KN (112.000EUR approx.).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Digitalisation of the Arthouse, Small and Regional Cinemas

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective of the measure was to digitize the network of independent cinemas (arthouses, small and regional cinemas) in different parts of Croatia, so as to enable easier and wider spread distribution of audio-visual content.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

In 2013, the programme of digitization of the network of independent cinemas was completed and enabled digitization of 28 cinema halls and six film festivals in 18 counties and in 27 cities. This programme continued to be developed in 2014-2016 when additional 28 cinemas were digitized.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

To provide for the infrastructure for audio-visual content to be distributed throughout Croatia so as to make the basis for the flourishing of audio-visual culture even in very small towns. The additional feature of the implementation of the measure was the establishment of the new Croatian Network of Independent Cinemas – ‘Kino mreža’ in 2014, which by now has more than fifty members.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Croatian Audio-visual Centre, local and regional governments.
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY

Policy Orientation towards Gender Parity in Audio-visual Activities

Context of the measure: 
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

Since its establishment in 2007, the Croatian Audio-visual Centre as the main national film agency, was oriented towards a proactive gender policy that ensured that gender balance became the aim not only in terms of allocation of public funding, but also in terms of representation in the Centre decision-making bodies.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The shift in the orientation towards greater gender parity in the public funding of audio-visual activities can be observed since 2008 when the Croatian Audio-visual Centre was founded. It is evident mainly, but not entirely through the results of state support for first-time directors introduced in 2008. The stronger orientation towards gender equality policy is visible through monitoring of the work by female directors, writers and producers that is evident in publications of brochures such as ‘Cinderellas, Queens and Godmothers in Croatian Film’ and ‘Women in Croatian Film’.

The Croatian Audio-visual Centre is also a key partner to the European Women’s Audio-visual (EWA) Network, on facilitating networking opportunities at major European festivals and as one of 7 partner organisations that prepared a study: “Where are the female directors in European films?”, that was released in two stages – at the Venice Film Festival in September 2015 and at the Berlinale in February 2016.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

It is expected that greater gender parity will slowly be achieved through the introduction of the gender policy of the HAVC agency. Nevertheless, it has to be stressed that the overall pattern still shows very large fluctuations and years with no feature film production funding allocated to female directors. However, in the eight-year period since the establishment of the Croatian Audio-visual Centre (2008-2015) the average amounts to 16% of female directors, which is in line with the European average. This data compares rather favourably with 4% of female feature film directors in the period from 1991 to 2008.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Croatian Audio-Visual Centre
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The data provided in yearly reports as well as in the brochure ‘Women in Croatian Film 2015/2016’ shows an ameliorated situation in the Croatian audio-visual industry towards greater gender equality in film. However, there is still greater need for new policies and measures in order to increase gender equality not only in terms of allocation of public funding, but more importantly, in terms of representation in the Centre decision-making bodies.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The yearly report ‘HAVC Fact and Figures’ provided by the Croatian Audio-visual Centre gives data on the number of feature and short films created by women directors in comparison to the total number of feature and short films filmed that year.

❭ YOUTH

National Programme for Youth (2014-2017)

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The objective of the National Programme is to enhance the activities of state administration bodies and public institutions that contribute to the fulfilment of needs of youth and boost up the quality of their lives with the aim of optimal social integration. The documents contain seven priority areas with forty measures and 118 tasks, which are entrusted to 17 state administration bodies. One of these priority areas is ‘Culture and Youth’ that contains five specific goals that tackle the importance of developing the diversity of cultural expressions.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The priority area ‘Culture and Youth’ of the National Programme has five goals, and each of these goals has a dedicated measure;

1) Increase the number of cultural content in the educational system, either through formal or informal programmes of contemporary cultural and artistic practices, and ensure financial support for it;

2) Facilitate access to culture and cultural content to all youth especially those young people in risk of social exclusion;

3) Ensure the increase of financial support and increase the number of cultural and media programmes and activities for the young and by the young;

4) Ensure the diversity, development and stability of special resources for the execution of programmes and activities for the young and by the young;

5) Ensure analytical and research background for activities in the field of needs, problems and potentials of youth in culture.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of the programme measures is expected to result in increased active and passive participation of youth in culture, enhance the quality and diversity of cultural and media content for the young and by the young and with special focus on young people in risk of social exclusion.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture; Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ YOUTH

Programme ‘Backpack Full of Culture’

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

In 2012, the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports envisaged a pilot programme "Backpack (full) of Culture / Ruksak (pun) kulture", with the aim of supplementing the arts and culture curriculum in kindergartens, primary and high schools. The aim of the Programme was to bring artists and cultural events directly to children and youth in areas where these programmes are not easily available. Thus, making arts and culture more accessible to the younger generations, developing aesthetic culture, sensitizing children and youth for arts and culture and enabling pupils to encounter artistic and cultural works of high quality and professional standards.  

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The programme started officially with its work in 2013 and  functioned under its original title until July 2016.

The Ministry of Culture would issue a yearly public call for the expression of interest for artists, artistic organisations and cultural NGOs to participate in this programme, while the Programme Committee would select the participating artists and/or organizations that would become part of the yearly programme. The Ministry of Culture provided financing for the selected programmes, while the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports was responsible for providing the network of schools that hosted the selected programmes. The Programme was oriented to children and youth from 3-18 years of age, while the artistic range of the programmes was rather wide – from performing arts, fine arts, film, cultural heritage to literature, especially programmes oriented to the promotion of reading.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

In the period from its initial launch in 2013 until December 2015, there were over 100 artistic-educational programmes executed in 63 kindergartens, 125 primary schools, 10 high schools, 3 rehabilitation centres. 2863 children in kindergartens participated in the programme, 6835 primary school children and 1476 children in high schools, together with 120 children with special needs. In 2016, during three last months of the programme additional 25 programmes were executed in which additional 1576 children participated. 

The Programme ‘Backpack Full of Culture’ was selected as a good practice example for the OMC Group on Key Competence 8 Cultural Awareness and Expression manual for cultural and artistic education, published in 2016. 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (now Ministry of Education and Science)
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

In 2014 the budget of the programme was 1000000 HRK (approx.133.333EUR), while in 2015 and 2016 it was 500000 HRK (approx.66.666 EUR). The pilot programme was stopped in July 2016. However, a new version of the Programme under the title ‘Arts and Culture for the Young’ started in 2016.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

The programme involves a number of cultural NGOs and private companies that become a part of the Programme through a public call for artistic projects that will be presented in kindergartens and schools as supplementary programme of arts and culture.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The evaluation showed that such a programme was necessary for both kindergartens and primary and high schools, where the arts and cultural education programmes are not adequately present. This is especially relevant for those educational institutions that are dislocated (e.g. the islands, mountain regions etc.). The pilot programme served as an important step in developing the new Programme entitled ‘Arts and Culture for the Young’.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The Programme used ex ante and ex post evaluations during the whole pilot programme duration.

Name of the designated official signing the report
Title:
Ms
Family Name:
Obuljen Koržinek
Nombre:
Nina
Position:
MInister
Organization:
Ministry of Culture
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Funding for Programmes of Public Needs in Culture

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

As one of the key measures oriented towards  maintaining and developing diversity of cultural expressions in the Republic of Croatia, the measure of annual Calls for Proposals for Programmes of Public Needs in Culture at national level has to be mentioned. This measure shows the continuum of orientation towards cultural diversity and sustainable cultural development that stems from the constitutional provision on freedom of cultural and artistic creativity and expression (1990) and the Act on Financing Public Needs in Culture (1990 and 1993, with further changes in 2009).

The key objectives of the measure are oriented to regulations of support at state level of cultural creativity through annual public competitions in all fields of culture (theatre, film, publishing, music etc.), taking into account all the basic cultural activities (creativity, reproduction, transmission etc.) and supplementary cultural activities (support to cultural management education, information technology support etc.) as well. The Calls are announced annually and the applications are independently reviewed by members of Cultural Councils according to the relevant cultural field as stipulated by the Act on Cultural Councils.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Call is announced once a year (September) for the upcoming year, and it defines programmes of interest to the Republic of Croatia as those programmes that put Croatian culture into the European context, promote intercultural dialogue, civil society development, which are professionally based, economical, and of high quality, that are profiled in relation to the core activity of the organizers and that take place continuously.

The right to submit applications based on the Call have: independent artists, art organizations, cultural institutions, associations, legal and natural persons performing cultural activities, as well as legal and natural persons dealing with protection and preservation of cultural goods and archaeological heritage. The Call covers cultural activities related to: regular activities of professional associations in culture; activities of drama and dance art and performing arts; music and music-scene art; cultural amateurism (music and folklore); visual arts; innovative artistic and cultural practices; activities of libraries; publishing of books, periodicals and electronic publications; literary manifestations and performances at book fairs; literary programs in bookstores; archival activity; museum-gallery activities; protection and preservation of archaeological heritage; protection and preservation of immovable cultural property; protection and preservation of movable cultural goods; protection and preservation of intangible cultural goods; digitization in archival, library and museum activities; international cultural cooperation; construction, maintenance and repair of cultural institutions.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The measure is expected to cover all forms of fostering and promoting of culture, thus, all cultural activities and the diversity of artistic expressions. Therefore, the continuous implementation of the measure is expected to contribute to sustainable cultural development and improvement of overall cultural life in the Republic of Croatia.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The financial resources are allocated annually through the budget of the Ministry of Culture as the authority in charge of implementation of the measure. Approved funds of the Ministry of Culture for the Call for Proposals for Programmes of Public Needs in Culture from 2012 to 2017 were as follows: in 2012 the funding amounted to 280 546 890 KN (37 406 252 EUR); in the year 2013 it was 311 956 793 KN (41 594 235 EUR); it amounted to 297 331 916 KN (39 644 255 EUR) in 2014, while in 2015 it was 356 403 748 KN (47 520 499 EUR); in 2016 - 300 875 496 KN (40 116 732 EUR) and in 2017 it was 330 668 088 KN (44 089 078 EUR).  

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

The public call is available for all non-governmental organizations as well as private companies dealing with cultural production and distribution.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Support of the Rights of Freelance Artists and Encouraging Cultural Creativity

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The legislator has acknowledged the special status of freelance artists in comparison with other workers. They have the right to retirement and disability insurance and health insurance, and these contributions are paid from the state budget. The key objective of this measure is to encourage and promote the diversity of creative work through giving a basic social security framework support for freelance artists.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

A freelance artist becomes a member of The Croatian Freelance Artists Association (HZSU) on the basis of his / her creative work and so can apply to have his / her contributions paid from the state budget, as long as he / she meets the criteria laid down in the Regulations about the procedures and conditions for the recognition of the rights of artists to have their retirement, disability and medical insurance paid out of the state budget of the Republic of Croatia. A three-year evaluation period is also included. Applications by the artists are considered by an Expert Commission, and decisions are subsequently confirmed by the Minister of Culture. When the Expert Commission has made a favourable decision, the Croatian Association of Freelance Artists registers the freelance artist with the Croatian Institute for Retirement Insurance and the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance according to the artist's place of residence. There are 30 arts associations which appoint their members to the expert commission.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of the measure regulates the manner and conditions of granting the right to the independent artist to have the compulsory contributions for retirement and health insurance paid from the budget of the Republic of Croatia, in order to support those artists whose artistic creativity and public activity represents a notable contribution to Croatian culture and the arts.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Croatian Freelance Artists' Association, Croatian Institute for Retirement Insurance and the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

Approximately 35 000 000 KN (approx. 4 666 666 EUR) was earmarked in 2016 for the implementation of the measure.

In the pre-recession period, the number of independent artists entitled for support from the state budget was on the rise; according to available data from the Ministry (2007), in the period 2003-2007, it increased from 1 263 to 1 341. However, it can be said that the upward trend has diminished during the crisis period; according to online data from the Croatian Freelance Artists' Association (HZSU) in June 2010, there were 1 316 freelance artists entitled to the support registered, while in November 2012 the number lowered to 1 283 artists (the date of this unofficial online data was not listed), while in October 2013 there were 1 303 freelance artists listed on the HZSU website, in October 2014 this number dropped to 1 300, while in May 2016 it amounted to 1 319. 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Croatian Freelance Artists' Association
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

The Croatian Freelance Artists Association (HZSU) encourages and promotes creative work and public activity in culture and arts, and it represents freelance artists' common interests, so as to help them achieve their goals and to protect their rights.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Fund for the Promotion of Pluralism and Diversity of Electronic Media

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

Diversity and plurality of the media are particularly promoted by the Fund for the Promotion of Pluralism and Diversity of Electronic Media, established by the Electronic Media Act provisions that have included the Audio-visual Media Services Directive (AVMS Directive) solutions and by Croatian Radio-Television Act. The fund is administered by the Council for Electronic Media (VEM), and financed by 3% of Croatian Radio-Television revenues generated from licence fees paid to the Fund. It supports production and broadcasting of programmes of public interest in local and regional radio and television channels, and electronic publications, who serve local communities and sometimes introduce the usage of local dialects in broadcasting (e.g., in the Istria region). This support goes to the promotion of production and broadcasting of electronic media content of public interest at local and regional level, which is important for the right of citizens to public information, the rights of national minorities, promotion of cultural creativity, and development of education, science and arts.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The support of the Fund is used to promote the production and release of audio-visual and radio programmes of public interest of television broadcasters and/or radio broadcasters at local and regional level, of non-profit televisions, radio broadcasters and non-profit electronic publications (digital news/internet portals), as well as employment of highly qualified professionals by those broadcasters. In order to receive funding the programmes applying to the Fund should be of public interest and especially relevant for: the exercise of citizens' right to public information; promotion of cultural creativity and fostering of cultural heritage; development of education; development of science; development of arts; promotion of works in dialects of the Croatian language; promotion of special cultural projects and events; national minorities in the Republic of Croatia; encouragement of the development of the awareness of gender equality and other highest values of the constitutional system; raising awareness on equality of gender identities and sexual orientations; promotion of programmes for children and youth aiming at enhancing their wellbeing; raising public awareness on the capabilities and contributions of persons with disabilities as well as promotion and respect of their rights and dignity, including the fight against stereotypes, prejudices and harmful practices relating to persons with disabilities; historically accurate presentation of the Croatian War of Independence; development and promotion of media literacy; protection of the environment; promotion of health and encouragement of health culture.

The criteria for awarding the Fund support are: significance of the audio-visual and/or radio programme, i.e. the content of the electronic publication for the realisation of objectives referred to in the provisions of the Act; quality and content-related innovation of the offered audio-visual and/or radio programme, i.e. the content of the electronic publication; interest for overall i.e. local and regional cultural development...

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

It is expected that the diversity of cultural expressions in the relevant categories as described in the Ordinance of the Fund be augmented with the implementation of the measure. That is, that the number of radio, television and electronic publications programmes oriented to the issues of public interest (e.g. dealing with the topic related to citizens’ rights, rights of national minorities, gender equality, promotion of media literacy, development of arts and science, ecological awareness etc.) will be more widely available to citizens.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Agency for Electronic Media (AEM)
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The Fund for the Promotion of Pluralism and Diversity in Electronic Media is a fund of the Agency for Electronic Media whose Sources of assistance are ensured by the provisions of the Electronic Media Act and the Croatian Radio and Television Act to the amount of 3% of the total of monthly collected funds that Croatian Radio and Television collects on behalf of fees.

According to the report on the work of the Agency for Electronic Media and the Council of the Electronic Media for 2015 that was submitted to the Parliament, in 2015 there were two calls for funding. In the first call the funds allocated for radio broadcasters amounted to 14.066.001,74 KN (approx. 1.875.466 EUR), non-profit electronic publications 972.000,83 KN (approx. 130.000 EUR), and for non-profit radio 59.500,00 (approx. 7.900EUR). In the second call the funds allocated for TV broadcasters amounted to 14.966.000,00 KN (approx. 199.546 EUR), and for radio 1.000.000,00 KN (approx. 133.333 EUR) (Data: Agency and Council Report 2015).

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

The funds of the measure are distributed to private companies as well as non-profit audio-visual organizations, so there are a number of beneficiaries from these sectors. According to the 2015 yearly report, 108 radio and 1 non-profit providers of media services were funded, 15 non-profit electronic publications, 1 non-profit radio programme, 19 TV publishers and 17 radio publishers were supported.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The last analysis of social impact of the measure was executed in 2014 for the 2010-2012 period of the implementation of the measure. The results showed that co-financing provided by the Fund has made a significant impact on the increase of the breath and the diversity of the media content in the broader public when analysing regional and local radio and TV producers. The analysis showed that a large part of such content would not be produced or distributed without the assistance of the Fund. Co-financing of the Fund has a significant influence on financial sustainability of the media production oriented on the topics of  public interest. The analysis showed that in the context of the lower profile of the content of local/regional media, the positioning of the co-financed content is not bad, but there is still a significant space for improvement. The survey that was administered on the representative sample in 30 communities, representing the population of the Republic of Croatia, showed that there is an interest from the side of citizens for topics of public interest. It is significantly more than what is available through local media and the subsidised programmes of publishers, which shows that there is still ample space for increasing the availability of programmes and attracting audiences.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The results of the analysis are based on a secondary data analysis of media service publishers, audience data, the documentation of the Fund and the insight in the legal background data, as well as the data gathered through the empirical research (survey data, focus groups with citizens in selected communities and in-depth interviews with selected publishers). The research also included 10 case studies as well as the analytical tool for the evaluation of thee Fund social impact.

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National Programme of the Development of Audio-visual Activities (2010-2014)

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The main objective of the Programme is oriented to promotion of audio-visual activities by encouraging the performing, organization and financing of preparation, development, production, distribution and exhibition of Croatian, European and international audio-visual works. The Programme is prepared and implemented by the Croatian Audio-visual Centre (Hrvatski audiovizualni centar-HAVC), established by the Act of Audio-visual Activities in 2007.

The four main strategic goals of the adopted National Programme of the Development of Audio-visual Activities (2010-2014) are:

1.Sustaining and developing production, distribution, exhibition, electronic diffusion and promotion of audio-visual works;

2.Expanding film and audio-visual culture in general as well as through specific knowledge related to creative audio-visual work;

3.Preserving audio-visual heritage and improving the accessibility of culturally valuable national and international heritage;

4. Stimulating investments in the national film production, film industry and export of film-related services.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The main feature of the National Programme is determining the scope and method of promoting audio-visual activities as well as complementary and other activities, promoting audio-visual culture and production relevant for the development of  Croatian culture, activities related to participation of Croatian authors and organizations in European Union programmes and other international agreements.

On the basis of the National Programme, the Croatian Audio-visual Council publishes annual calls for tenders for promoting audio-visual activities and production as well as other complimentary activities that are oriented to:

 a) stimulating audio-visual activities and production (feature, documentary, animated and experimental films); and

b) stimulating complementary activities (including film preservation and archiving, film festivals and other audio-visual manifestation and activities, promotional programmes, international cooperation, research and critical evaluation of audio-visual activities,

publishing, training programmes and programmes of audio-visual associations and organizations).

The process of public calls for tenders, application conditions and criteria for the allocation of funds, the work of art consultants and the Arts Council, as well as the supervision of the earmarked spending of allocated funds are determined by the Regulations on the Procedure, Criteria and Schedule of Implementation of the National Programme.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of the first National Programme of Development of Audio-visual Activities sets the groundwork for future development of the audio-visual industry in Croatia. It sets four main pillars of development oriented towards increasing the domestic production, distribution and diversity of expressions, opening up towards international productions, investments and audiences, harnessing Croatian audio-visual heritage and developing domestic audience through media literacy programmes and developing audio-visual infrastructure.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Croatian Audio-visual Centre (HAVC)
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

HAVC is funded by the grant-in-aid from the Government, as well as from mandatory contributions from all those exploiting audio-visual works such as broadcasters, exhibitors, cable operators and telecoms. The body within the Centre, responsible for the allocation of subsidies is the Croatian Audio-visual Council, comprising representatives of stakeholders in the national audio-visual industry: professional associations, institutions, broadcasters and other audio-visual content providers who pay mandatory contributions.

In 2015 74.900.173,52 Kuna (€ 9.790.872,36) were allocated for programme activities supported by HAVC.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

Through the implementation of the Programme a high number of non-governmental associations and private companies are engaged through various activities (production, promotion, distribution, education, etc.). The scope and number of the involved entities is visible through annual reports of HAVC available at its website (Bi-lingual Croatian-English publications). See at the following links:

Annual Report 2013 - https://www.havc.hr/file/publication/file/havc-brojke-i-slova-2013.pdf

Annual Report 2014 - https://www.havc.hr/file/publication/file/facts-and-figures-2014.pdf

Annual Report 2015 - https://www.havc.hr/file/publication/file/havc-facts-figures-web.pdf

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The main conclusions showed that out of four envisaged strategic goals, three of them were achieved, while one (Preserving the audio-visual heritage and improving accessibility of culturally valuable domestic and international heritage) was not achieved.  

One of the challenges in the implementation of the measure proved to be the raising of funds for the realisation of the National Programme that depends on the portion of the total annual gross income generated through the performance of audio-visual activities of the Croatian Radio Television, television broadcasting companies at national and regional level, cable television providers, fixed and mobile telecommunications and internet service providers and individuals who are reproducing audio-visual works for public consumption.

Although there are a number of positive indicators (increase in audience for Croatian films, number of awards of films at international A festivals, increase in the number of co-operations achieved, participation of Croatian film makers at international training programmes etc.), there are still a lot of issues to be dealt with that are included in the new National Programme of Development of Audio-visual Activities (2017-2021).

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Mainly the quantitative indicators were used that included the number of films produced, the number of international co-operations established, the number of spectators at film screenings, awards gained at the festivals, etc. A special study on the economic and fiscal impact of the foreign film productions on the local (audio-visual) market was executed by the Institute for Public Finance. The study showed that for every Kuna invested in foreign film production a return of more than two Kuna to the budget is achieved.

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Support for Civil Society Organizations in Contemporary Culture and Arts through the Foundation ‘Kultura Nova’

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

In July 2011 the new Law on the Foundation "Kultura nova" was adopted and the Foundation, dedicated to the promotion and development of civil society in the field of contemporary culture and arts, started with its work.

Kultura Nova is an operational and grant making foundation, which provides professional and financial support to civil society organizations in the field of contemporary arts and culture in Croatia primarily through a Support Programme that has a number of Programme areas. The Foundation publishes open calls for project and programme proposals on an annual basis. The Support Programme is currently realized through four Programme areas: Development Support for Organizations; Conception and Preparation of New Projects/Programmes; Development of Cooperation Platforms in the Republic of Croatia; and Development of Cooperation Platforms in South-eastern Europe.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The main purpose of the Foundation is the promotion and development of civil society in the Republic of Croatia in the fields of contemporary arts and culture. Kultura Nova provides professional and financial support to programmes developed by organizations of civil society in culture that: support the development of programme implementers' production and organizational capacities; increase the level of professional activities through informal education and professional training; support cooperation between sectors; work to improve programme networking and cooperation at national, regional and international level; promote creativity and cultural activism of youth; support other programmes directed at the realization of the foundation’s objectives. Kultura Nova also implements its own programmes in the above mentioned areas.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The Foundation is expected to contribute to: the building and strengthening of organizations' capacities for the development of contemporary artistic and cultural praxis; the development of advanced cooperation praxis in culture;  the development of knowledge on contemporary arts and culture; the acknowledgement of the importance of arts and culture in the development of society.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Foundation ‘Kultura Nova’
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The funding for the Foundation "Kultura nova" is obtained partly through the Lottery fund, donations and other sources according to the Law. According to the Foundation yearly report, the funding earmarked for the work of the Foundation in 2015 amounted to more than 8,5 million Kuna (approx.1.133.333EUR).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Program ‘Entrepreneurship in Culture’

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective of the measure is to give support to nascent cultural entrepreneurship programmes so as to boost the fragile cultural and creative industries in the Republic of Croatia. The Programme started almost ten years ago as a joint venture with the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship. However, in the last couple of years, changes were introduced to the measure and now it is only implemented by the Ministry of Culture.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

In October 2008 the first attempt to support cultural industries as a specialized field of cultural production was launched by the Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the former Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship. The competition for funds to cover the costs of technological equipment, administrative and office expenses etc. was opened and over 450 cultural entrepreneurs applied to the call. In 2013 this model was partially changed and the Ministry of Culture was responsible for part of the project, while the Ministry of Entrepreneurship developed a special line devoted to SMEs in creative industries as a part of the new call "Entrepreneurship Impulse", which  distributed 3 million HRK (approx. 400 000 EUR) in that year. In 2014 the Ministry of Culture distributed 1 526 900 HRK (approx. 200 000 EUR), while the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts has not announced new calls for creative industries projects, but has opened a Pilot Project for contemporary design, artistic and traditional projects in the amount of 500 000 HRK (approx. 67 000 EUR). In 2015 and 2016, the Ministry of Culture continued with the measures introduced now under the title ‘Entrepreneurship in culture’ with slightly increased funds - 1 854 096 HRK (approx. 247 212 EUR) and 1 817 577 HRK (approx. 242 343 EUR) supporting 60 projects in both years respectively.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of the measure is expected to provide the much needed additional financial support for the technical infrastructures of diverse entrepreneurial projects of cultural organizations and independent artists. 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

In the last two years 2015 and 2016, the Ministry of Culture earmarked over 1.800.000KN for the implementation of this Programme -1 854 096 HRK (approx. 247 212 EUR) and 1 817 577 HRK (approx. 242 343 EUR) supporting 60 projects in both years respectively.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

In the last two years over 60 private companies and NGOs benefited from the programme on a yearly basis.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Fund for Programmes of Cultural Autonomy of National Minorities

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The political and legal framework defining the position of national minorities is derived from the Constitution (1990, rev. 2001, 2010, 2014) and the Constitutional Law on Rights of National Minorities (2002, rev. 2010, 2011), which are also the basis for the development of this measure. The key objective of the measure is to have a special fund to support activities and projects by national minorities, which also includes cultural projects in the field of arts and heritage, media, events and festivals as well as various projects promoting education, social cohesion and intercultural dialogue.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The main feature of the measure is to provide funding for diverse artistic and cultural projects by all officially recognized national minorities in Croatia. There are 22 officially organised minorities in Croatia: Albanians, Austrians, Bosnians, Bulgarians, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Italians, Jews, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Poles, Roma, Romanians, Russians, Ruthenians, Slovaks, Slovenians, Serbs, Turks, Ukrainians, and Vlachs. The majority of supported programmes are predominantly traditional artistic and cultural activities, e.g., oriented to preserving the language, nurturing folk traditions, organising exhibitions, acting and reciting groups, supporting publishing in the language of the minorities, etc.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The measure is expected to help supporting the cultural autonomy of all national minorities in the Republic of Croatia, provide for better promotion of arts and culture of national minorities in different parts of Croatia, and thus contribute to improving the position of national minorities in Croatia.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Council for National Minorities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The funds allocated for the year 2017 amounted to 31.839.500,00 Kuna (approx. 4.245.266EUR).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The report on implementation of the measure is delivered by the Council for  National Minorities on a yearly basis to the Parliament. It provides for a detailed analysis on allocation of funding and programmes delivered through the implementation of the measure.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The Council for National Minorities has developed a Methodology for assessing the implementation of the measure in 2009 (Official Gazette 155/02), and also according to the Criteria for Determining Financial Assistance for Non-governmental Organizations and National Minority Institutions (Official Gazette 123/2014).

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HDS-ZAMP Fund for Independent Music Projects

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objectives of this financial measure developed by HDS-ZAMP are: to enable a richer offer of cultural (primarily musical) content for Croatian citizens; and to enable additional funding for Croatian composers and other music professionals to get funding for their artistic projects. The projects supported through the measure differ in their artistic and stylistic background, and are aimed at diverse audiences so as to be able to contribute to the broader diversity of music expressions in Croatia.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The measure is developed through five different contests: BTL Contest - Support to projects of popular music funded through blank tape levy fund; Contest ‘Tradicional’ - support to music events and music creation from the area of traditional music funded through funds from the fees collected for traditional music; International Contest - Supporting activities of Croatian composers and music publishers, members of HDS, on the international music scene or on the market; Fund "Rudolf and Margita Matz" - stimulation of the creativity of young composers from the funds of Rudolf and Margita Matz; and ElectroCro Contest – Support to music events, projects and music creation in the area of  electronic club music.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

With the measure implemented over a longer period of time HDS aims to become a permanent corrective on the music scene. The measure would contribute to making a number of valuable music projects of all-round artistic and stylistic expressions available throughout Croatia.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
HDS-ZAMP (Croatian Composers' Society, Collecting Society)
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The budget for this measure in 2016 was one million Kuna (133.333 EUR approx.).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Support for Entrepreneurship in Publishing and Book Trade

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

Due to the prolonged crisis in the publishing and the book trade sectors, the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship has prepared a special Call in 2017 dedicated to strengthening the entrepreneurial activities in these fields. The aim of the measure was to assist publishers and bookstores in developing immediate measures for safeguarding the book distribution chain throughout the country.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Call for Support for Entrepreneurship in Publishing and Book Trade that was issued in 2017 was oriented at support tor:

a) new employment in the sector;

b) marketing activities (with the special focus on new media activities);

c) implementation of new technologies in the sector oriented primarily at supporting the opening of web shops; and

d) other activities – mainly covering technical and material costs related to the refurbishments of bookstores.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The measure supported 45 projects in the field of publishing and book trade – the majority of funding was allocated to ‘Other activities’ – 34% that were mainly oriented to refurbishment of the existing bookshops and opening of new ones throughout Croatia; starting up of the travelling bookstore; as well as for supporting the purchase of equipment for selected bookshops. Furthermore, 31% of the support was allocated to implementation of new technologies such as opening of web shops; 23% of funding was allocated to new employment in the sector – for salaries of newly opened bookstores; and 12% of funding was allocated to marketing activities, concentrating primarily on the activities in new media.

The results of the measure indicate for the need on continuous support of such activities not only in publishing and book trade sector, but in other cultural sectors.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

In 2017 the Government has allocated 4 million Kuna (approx.533 333 EUR) for the implementation of the measure.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Support for Audience Development

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The measure is oriented towards creating long-term processes that will contribute to active participation in culture and arts. The aim of the measure is also to provide better access to culture while recognizing the needs of audiences taking into account their different social and economic background.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The measure was envisaged as a public call for funding of projects and programmes oriented to audience development in different fields of culture and tarts. Special attention was given to groups with special needs – children and youth, elderly, people with special needs, members of linguistic and national minorities, citizens situated in geographically distant areas and those citizens living in Areas of Special State Concern (Područja posebne državne skrbi-PPDS).

The implementation of the measure showed the need for more such calls and a more long-term strategy towards audience development and development of access to culture. 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The Call for Support to Audience Development was announced in September 2017 and it enticed 587 applications and showed that such an initiative was very much needed in the artistic and cultural sector in Croatia. The special Committee selected 27 programmes that were connected to these fields: theatre – 4 programmes; film/media – 2 programmes; dance – 4 programmes; books – 5 programmes; music – 6 programmes; visual arts – 3 programmes; museums – 2 programmes; heritage – one programme. The results of the measure are yet to be seen as the programmes will be implemented during 2018.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The measure is supported with 1 000 000 Kuna (approx.133 333 EUR).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Law on the Foundation ‘Croatia House’

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

In September 2013 the Croatian Parliament passed the Law on the establishment of the Foundation "Hrvatska kuća" (Croatia House) with the aim to create an institution working on the promotion of Croatian culture abroad.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The establishment of the Foundation was oriented at strengthening of already present facilities of cultural attaches attached to Croatian embassies abroad. The Foundation is there to better coordinate the circulation of the Croatian cultural programmes abroad and to give support to Croatian artists and cultural workers in their attempts to present their work. The Foundation was established in 2014, and it opened its first call for proposals in June 2014.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

In the period 2014-2016 the Foundation supported 264 programmes throughout Europe and globally, thus enabling better promotion of Croatian arts and culture.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Foundation ‘Croatia House’
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

According to the Annual Report of the Foundation for 2014 and the published results of the Call for programmes of the Foundation in 2014, the total funding approved for projects was 1 529 607KN (204.000EUR approx., while the funding for realised projects amounted to 1 425 452KN (190.060EUR approx.).

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

The programmes are selected in the yearly open call and thus a number of cultural NGOs and private companies benefit from  implementation of the measure.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Support of the Co-financing Projects Supported by the EU Programme Creative Europe – Sub-programme Culture

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The objective of the measure, defined through the Rulebook on co-financing projects supported by the EU Programme Creative Europe – Sub-programme Culture (Pravilnik o sufinanciranju projekata odobrenih u okviru programa Europske Unije Kreativna Europa), is to assist Croatian cultural organizations in bridging the financial gap brought by the obligatory co-financing of partner organizations in EU projects. Obligatory co-financing showed to be a big obstacle for many Croatian applicants to European programmes as usually they are small organizations with fragile funding systems. With the ability of a number of Croatian cultural organizations to participate in EU Calls for cultural funding, the Measure contributes to enhancement of cultural diversity of expressions at Croatian and broader European level.

The first version of the Rulebook was introduced during the Culture Programme, while the new version of the measure introduced in 2014 and 2016 dealt with changes coming with the Creative Europe Programme.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The measure provides for co-financing of projects by Croatian organisations supported by the EU Programme Creative Europe – Sub-programme Culture. The Croatian cultural organization needs to apply for the support at the time of writing of the application to EACEA, and if they receive the support from the Creative Europe Programme, they are entitled to support in the percentage assigned through the Rulebook. The level of support depends on the type of the Call the organisation applies to and on the role the applicants have in the project application.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The expected results of the measure are more Croatian cultural organizations involved in European projects either as partners or as leaders of programmes, projects or networks.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The total yearly support for organizations amounted to approximately one million Kuna (depending on the year applied) (approx. 133.333EUR).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Over the years of the measure implementation, one can notice an increase in the number of projects submitted as well as projects accepted for funding by EACEA. This leads to the conclusion on the need for the continuation of such a measure.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Selected data from the Ministry show that Croatian cultural organizations drew more funding than the membership paid. This trend continued in 2015 with the results from the October 2015 Call showing the funding secured for Croatian partners in the amount of 361 211 EUR for smaller projects and 511 112 EUR for bigger projects.

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Production Incentive Programme

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The aim of the Croatian Audio-visual Centre Production Incentive Programme, available from 2012, is to encourage inward investment, promote Croatia internationally as filming location and connect Croatian cultural workers with their international peers.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The introduction of the incentives scheme in 2012 was created in order to boost foreign investment and co-productions in Croatia. Film and TV productions that want to receive support through the Croatian Audio-visual Centre scheme (20% cash rebate) have to incur a minimum spend in Croatia. They also need to use Croatian cast and film crew as well as pass a culture test as required by regulations on the Programme Incentive.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

By the end of 2016, in the five-year period, 34 productions have been filmed in Croatia with the local expenditure of around 51 million euros. In the same period a number of over fourteen thousand Croatian cultural workers (professionals, interns and other workers) have been engaged in international film productions, which ensured higher mobility of film workers, enhancement of the level of their professional competences and increase of employment in the film sector. The number of productions, the level of local expenditure and the number of employed people are expected to increase through continued implementation of the measure.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Croatian Audio-visual Centre
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

In the first four years since the introduction of the incentive, the government disbursed 8.4 million EUR in filming incentives while these productions have spent 43.7 million EUR on Croatian products and services while filming in Croatia.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The evaluation of the measure done by the Institute for Public Finance (IJF) in Zagreb, has shown that for every Kuna paid out from the budget, there is a 1,5-2,3 Kuna return on the investment. It also showed a significant contribution to the tourist sector (increase in the number of overnight stays, tourist spending, but also media promotion due to film locations). It has also shown the increase in the number of film workers engaged, and its contribution to the professional education through ‘learning by doing’.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The evaluation done by the Institute for Public Finance has used mainly fiscal indicators.

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Regional Audio-visual Cooperation and Training (RE-ACT)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The objective of RE-ACT is to promote closer creative collaboration between producers and filmmakers from Croatia, Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia through training, networking and co-development of projects. The RE-ACT (Regional Audio-visual Cooperation and Training) initiative aims to structure the current cooperation between these three funds on a formal level, and to develop film education and networking between these regions.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

RE-ACT is an initiative set up in 2015 by the Croatian Audio-visual Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Audio-visual Fund and Slovenian Film Centre in collaboration with TorinoFilmLab aimed at developing new audio-visual projects and fostering international co-productions. It is designed for filmmakers and producers who wish to foster closer ties within Croatia, Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT) and Slovenia. It is oriented towards developing film co-productions of at least two partners from two different countries involved in the Initiative. They need to work on either feature-length fiction, feature-length documentaries, feature-length or short animation films.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The Re-Act initiative will contribute to developing new creative and innovative audio-visual projects as well as fostering international co-productions in the nearby regions of Croatia, Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia Region in Italy.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Croatian Audio-visual Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Audio-visual Fund and Slovenian Film Centre (partners of the initiative), RE-ACT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE as a contact body
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The RE-ACT Co-Development Funding scheme supports a maximum of 6 projects with a minimum financial support of 8.000 Euros per project per year. The Programme Council appointed by three member funds reads and evaluates the projects in cooperation with external experts.

For the years 2015 and 2016 the RE-ACT co-development funding had a total annual budget of 60.000 EUR. The financial envelope derives exclusively from  contributions of member funds.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Torino Film Lab
Type of Involvement: 

Torino Film Lab is a collaborator in the RE-ACT Initiative. One of the contributions is through the RE-ACT workshop, a development workshop taking place alongside one of the TorinoFilmLab International programmes: Framework in 2015 and 2016 and SeriesLab in 2017. The third RE-ACT workshop took place in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy in March 2017 alongside the brand new TorinoFilmLab international SeriesLab programme.

The workshop is open to creative teams with either feature or documentary projects under development and to TV series projects being developed.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Support to International Cultural Cooperation

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

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 for mobility of artists and cultural workers, for support of co-productions and other programmes of cultural cooperation 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, profiled in relation to the core activity of the organizers, and should take place continually.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

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 into 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.

The government continues signing bilateral agreements and programmes of cultural cooperation; so far 48 bilateral agreements and 25 bilateral programmes have been signed. It is important to stress that the majority of projects financially supported by the Ministry of Culture are not based on the traditional form of "government to government cooperation" but on direct contacts between artists and arts and cultural organisations.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The measure will enable 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.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

According to the planned budget for 2016, the allocation of the Ministry of Culture for international cultural cooperation was 10 652 222 HRK (approx.1 420 296 EUR). After a yearly increase in 2015 when it amounted to 11 188 000 HRK (approx.1 491 733EUR) compared to 2014 when it amounted to 10 972 000 HRK (approx. 1 462 933EUR), this still shows a further decrease in comparison with previous years when it amounted to 12 601 166 HRK (approx.1 680 155 EUR) in 2013, and 13 111 368 HRK (approx.1 750 000 EUR) in 2012 respectively. This can be attributed to the strategic orientation towards strengthening of this field. This includes funds received by the Ministry through the Lottery Fund (the amount varies depending on the income of the State Lottery).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Action Plan for the Implementation of the National Roma Inclusion Strategy (2013 – 2015)

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective of the strategy is to encourage and support the process for social and economic inclusion of the Roma minority though involvement and coordinated action by all bodies and organisations at each level of the Croatian society and, thus, ensure a better quality of life for the Roma and reduce disparities and gaps between their socio-economic status and that of the rest of the population.

Among the eight strategic policies is the policy of ‘Inclusion in social and cultural life’ aimed at bringing the Roma culture and traditions closer to the rest of the community. The Action Plan has 14 measures to achieve this strategic goal out of which six are related to the cultural and media field specifically.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The strategic policy of ‘Inclusion in social and cultural life’ is set in compliance with the observed cultural and social needs of the Roma community. The goals were formulated through a dialogue between state administrative bodies and representatives of the Roma community and NGOs. The Action plan has six measures with which this strategic goal is to be achieved. These are:

Creating the conditions for active participation of Roma cultural and social activities in all areas with a significant proportion of the Roma national minority;

Establishment of multi-purpose centres in areas with a significant proportion of the Roma national minority;

Funding of programmes dedicated to the original Roma culture, language, traditions and artistic expressions, as well as collecting and publishing of Roma historical, literary and cultural materials (in Croatian and Roma languages);

Publishing of a tender for the funding of programmes for the preservation of Roma traditional culture;

Intensifying of informing on the Roma national minority, as well as of the affirmation of the Roma culture in all public media (the Croatian Radio Television, especially local radio stations in areas with a significant proportion of the Roma national minority), and research by independent experts thereon;

Organising seminars with media representatives and members of the Roma national minority on the affirmation of Roma people through media, and on the means of promotion of the positive aspect and equal reporting on Roma people, as well as of the rights and obligations in the field of combating discrimination, with special emphasis on the position or Roma women.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of the measures  is expected to empower members of the Roma national community to participate in social, cultural and public life in order to bridge the gap between the Roma and the rest of the population.

One of the positive results of the multi-stakeholder process in this regard is the proclamation of the ‘World Day of Roma Language’ in the UNESCO, an initiative started by the Association for promoting education of Roma people in Croatia ‘Kali Sara’ and supported by the Croatian Commission for UNESCO together with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. The ‘World Day of Roma Language’ was proclaimed at the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference in November 2015.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Ministry of Administration, Croatian Government Office for Human Rights and National Minorities, Gender Equality Ombudswoman and local and regional governments
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

National Strategy for the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities for the period 2007 to 2015

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The goal of the National Strategy for the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (2007-2015) is to further and strengthen protection of persons with disabilities and children with developmental difficulties. In order to ensure that persons with disabilities can participate in cultural activities on an equal basis, the state tries to ensure conditions in which persons with disabilities can express their creative, artistic and intellectual capabilities. Therefore, among fifteen strategic areas in the document, one is dedicated to participation in cultural life, developed through six different measures.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The strategic area on supporting the participation in cultural life of persons with disabilities is developed through six measures:

1. Constant stimulation and support to projects establishing creative and artistic possibilities of persons with disabilities;

2. To ensure the participation of theatre and other artistic soloists  and groups of persons with disabilities in regular cultural manifestations (festivals, cultural gatherings and other cultural manifestations) under equal conditions;

3. To stimulate networking and inclusion of persons with disabilities in cultural projects at international, national and local level;

4. To make the public sensible to artistic work of persons with disabilities;

5. To encourage and establish cooperation with potential sponsors and donors (firms,

companies, private entrepreneurs, banks and other social and business subjects);

6. To amend regulations in order to ensure equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in culture.

In order to implement these measures a number of activities are developed with different stakeholders involved. Various cultural activities ranging from manifestations to programme activities of associations are encouraged and make an integral part to public needs in culture of the Republic of Croatia.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The expected goals to be achieved in implementation of the measures include: adjusting the legal regulations in order to conduct more efficiently the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the cultural life and activities; enabling the development and establishment of creative possibilities of persons with disabilities and enabling their equal inclusion into the cultural life together with other participants; ensuring  for persons with disabilities the acquisition of the status of freelance artists so that they can make profit from their artistic work; covering systematically, through media, the work and achievements of persons with disabilities in culture; providing access to cultural institutions (museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, concert, halls, etc.) for persons with disabilities and monitor their programmes by using modern technical facilities; providing access and/or professional information, i.e. experience of cultural heritage for persons with disabilities: of historical buildings, sites, works of arts, traditional material and immaterial heritage; and encouraging the participation of sponsors and donors when conducting programmes and manifestations of persons with disabilities associations.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture; Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy (coordinator of the Strategy)
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

A number of NGOs are engaged in the implementation of the measures, not only associations of persons with disabilities, associations dealing with programmes providing benefit to persons with disabilities, but also NGOs dealing with contemporary arts and culture as well as private companies.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Action Plan for Cultural Tourism Development

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The Action Plan for Cultural Tourism Development stems from the overall Strategy of Tourism Development until 2020 that has been adopted in 2013. Cultural tourism has been recognized in the overall Strategy as one of ten key products of the Strategy of Tourism Development. As such it should give a key contribution to the overall tourism development oriented to: achieving better global recognition; repositioning of Croatia as a destination of diverse and authentic contents and events; broadening of the geographic and temporal dispersion of the touristic offer and enriching of the Croatian tourism offer so as to increase the number of tourist visits and tourism consumption.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

There are sixteen measures for achieving goals of the action plan, which are distributed through five key areas that deal with: the enhancement of the infrastructure for cultural tourism; the development of products for cultural tourism; changing (international) marketing of cultural tourism; creation of the partnership for the cultural tourism development; and finally, the improvement of education for cultural tourism.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The Action Plan follows the main policy outlines of the Strategy and defines concrete activities and measures that should be taken in order for the cultural-touristic offer to develop according to the goals set in the national strategic framework.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Tourism
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Strategy of Education, Science and Technology – New Colours of Knowledge

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The Strategy of Education, Science and Technology entitled ‘New Colours of Knowledge’ has been adopted in the Parliament in 2014. The main vision of the Strategy is a Croatian society where quality education impacts life of every individual, on the relations in society and on the development of the economy. It argues for a democratic, tolerant and innovative society where the potential of every individual can be fulfilled. It also argues for an economy based mainly on advanced technologies that will enable the creation on high added value, and highly educated individuals will be able to find adequate jobs. In such a vision of future education and science, culture plays an integral part, which is noted in the selected measures of the Strategy.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Strategy deals with culture through different type of measures, whether they deal with primary, secondary or university education – e.g. dealing with artistic and media education (introduction of the new curricula); through those dealing with the enrichment of the cultural life of students; publishing of scientific research; or those  dealing with the need of adjustment of the employment standards that would correspond to the artistic and cultural needs of the community. Special measures are oriented towards members of the Roma minority.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The goal of the strategic project ‘New Colours of Knowledge’ is to enable every child to develop in a manner in line with his / her desires and needs, in a context  encouraging and friendly and geared to his / her needs. The aim is also to enable lifelong learning for each individual to meet his / her interests, make them more employable and achieve higher quality of life. Finally, the goal is to provide Croatia with a science that will work in the interests of the whole society, striving for high-quality results.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Science and Education
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

A high number of professional and educational associations is planned to be involved in the implementations of the measures of the Strategy.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups by Enabling their Participation in Cultural and Artistic Activities

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture was appointed as a Level 1 Intermediate Body within the Croatian European Structural and Investment Funds Management and Control System for the 2014-2020 programming period for the Operational Programme Efficient Human Resources (OPEHR) 2014-2020 which was approved by the European Commission on 18th December 2014.

Within the ESF OPEHR 2014-2020, the Ministry of Culture is responsible for two specific objectives under two priority axes. Relevant to this Report is Priority axis 2 -Social inclusion with its Investment priority 9.i - Active inclusion, with a view to promoting equal opportunities and active participation, and improving employability, and Specific objective 9.i.1 - Combating poverty and social exclusion by promoting labour market and social integration of vulnerable groups, and combating any form of discrimination. Since culture and media create a high quality platform for social integration of various marginalized groups, such as youth and elderly, as well as for expansion of intercultural programmes that target different minorities, the activities will include support to community media, organisation of workshops, seminars, trainings, plays, various interactive events, production of media content etc. aimed at improving accessibility to arts and culture, promoting participation of vulnerable groups in the media and increasing their visibility, developing creativity, enabling active and healthy aging, encouraging active involvement in the community and strengthening artists, cultural workers and other relevant experts for work with vulnerable groups.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

On 12 December 2016, the Ministry of Culture published an open (temporary) call for project proposals for the programme "Arts and Culture for Youth." The Call was closed on 21 April 2017.

The programme is implemented within the framework of the OPEHR 2014-2020 and its main aim is to overcome the limitations of youth access to cultural and artistic content and activities and encouraging young people to actively participate in the cultural life of their communities. The general objective of the Call is to improve social inclusion of young people in the Republic of Croatia, especially disadvantaged young people, through their greater participation in cultural and artistic activities and content.

On 23 May 2017, the Ministry of Culture published an open (temporary) call for project proposals for the programme "Arts and Culture 54 +". The Call was closed on 24tJuly 2017.

The programme is also implemented within the framework of the OPEHR 2014-2020 and it is focusing on social inclusion and improving the quality of life of people over the age of 54 through improving their access to cultural and artistic activities.

Two additional calls for project proposals for the programmes "Media for the community - supporting social inclusion through media" and "Inclusion of marginalized groups in society by their participation in cultural and artistic activities" are being prepared.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Expected results are:  better access of vulnerable groups to cultural and artistic activities and content, greater engagement of artists and media professionals, developing creativity, increasing visibility and better social inclusion of vulnerable groups.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Labour and Pension System of the Republic of Croatia, National Foundation for Civil Society Development
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

Funds for the implementation of these programmes in the total amount of 113,600,000.00 HRK (approximately 15,000,000.00 €) are provided under the European Social Fund (85%) and the national budget (15%) and will be paid out to the beneficiaries in 2018 and in 2019.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Contribution to the IFCD

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The purpose of IFCD is to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

IFCD supports to projects that aim at fostering the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote diversity of cultural expressions as well as reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Since 2010, the IFCD has provided more than US$ 6 million in funding for 90 projects in 51 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas, from the development and implementation of cultural policies, to capacity-building of cultural entrepreneurs, mapping of cultural industries and the creation of new cultural industry business models.

In the period 2012-2015 ten projects from Croatia applied to the IFCD fund, and two of them have received funding in this period – Cool Industries for the Creative City-CICC (2012) by the Institute for Development and International Relations, and Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural institutions (2015) by the Kultura Nova Foundation.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

Croatia’s contribution to the Fund in 2017 amounted to 10000 USD

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Project on UNESCO’s Culture for Development Indicators

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective is contributing to better positioning of culture in planning and implementing economic development and development of capacities for the achievement of new statistical standards for the purpose of connecting culture and development.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

Culture for Development Indicators (hereinafter: CDIS) show the stimulating and leading role of culture in sustainable development. Thanks to its innovative methodology, this instrument of advocacy and policy through facts and figures examines the multidimensional relationship between culture and development. The analysis of seven key dimensions of culture and development, through the assessment of 22 key indicators, responds to the needs and circumstances of both low and middle income countries. The wealth of quantitative data generated through the implementation of CDIS promotes better informed cultural policies and the integration of culture in development strategies, thus contributing to the implementation of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The CDIS methodology is the result of four years of research process (2009 - 2013). By the end of 2015, it was tested and implemented in 12 countries around the world, demonstrating its potential of impact on policy. New data generated by applying CDIS not only contribute to the inclusion of culture in development strategies but also detect flaws in cultural statistics and monitoring systems and hence are one of the key indicators of the direction of the way of development of new statistical standards. The results obtained using CDIS point to the fact that Croatia has already put a lot of effort in terms of European integration and harmonization of the national statistical systems with European standards.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture with the support of the UNESCO Regional Office in Venice
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

13.000 EUR from UNESCO Venice Office and 2000 EUR approx Ministry of Culture

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Carpets for Afghanistan

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective of the measure is to start up the production of traditional hand-woven carpets and kilims in Mazar-e-Sharif. The production would employ only women and would contribute to the support of the development of women’s entrepreneurship, the increase of their income and that of their families and would thus contribute to diminishing gender inequality.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The measure was part of the initiative ‘Small projects-large effects’ under the auspices of the Office of the High Civil Commissioner (North Regional Command). In 2012, through the six-month of the project duration 16 women were employed (15 workers and one instructor). After producing a number of carpets, and putting them on the market, the project became self-sustainable.  

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The result of the project is a self-sustainable women’s production of traditional hand-woven carpets and kilims.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

Support to the project amounted to 210.000,00 Kuna (28.000EUR approx.).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Building of Library in High-school for Girls in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective was to build a library in the Mazar-e-Sharif high school for girls in order to enable better education for girls. With the building of the library the Republic of Croatia contributes to the development of the educational system in the Balkh province in Afghanistan, giving support to the overall educational capacities of the province and of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in general.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

In 2012 the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia in cooperation with a diplomat and officer for civic-army relations (CIMIC) and with the support of the Croatian army in Afghanistan have successfully finalized the project of building a library in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province of north Afghanistan. This was a continuation of the successful pilot-project of building a primary school in Homaro Faroqu (that was financed also by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia as well as other schools in the area of Matar-e-Sharif). The library is 158 sq. meters large and it consists of a reading room, a book space, a documentation room and a room for the library director. It is equipped mostly with educational titles - 1923 books in Dari language and 23 books in English.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The library contributes to the education of pupils of Mazar-e-Sharif high school but also of other girls from the region (it is estimated that the library is used by 5000 girls), it offers opportunities to further knowledge in arts, history, medicine as well as other disciplines. The library offers better educational opportunities for around 5000 children as the high school Khorasan where the library is built is attended by 3879 girls.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

840.106KN (112.000EUR approx.).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Digitalisation of the Arthouse, Small and Regional Cinemas

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The key objective of the measure was to digitize the network of independent cinemas (arthouses, small and regional cinemas) in different parts of Croatia, so as to enable easier and wider spread distribution of audio-visual content.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

In 2013, the programme of digitization of the network of independent cinemas was completed and enabled digitization of 28 cinema halls and six film festivals in 18 counties and in 27 cities. This programme continued to be developed in 2014-2016 when additional 28 cinemas were digitized.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

To provide for the infrastructure for audio-visual content to be distributed throughout Croatia so as to make the basis for the flourishing of audio-visual culture even in very small towns. The additional feature of the implementation of the measure was the establishment of the new Croatian Network of Independent Cinemas – ‘Kino mreža’ in 2014, which by now has more than fifty members.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Croatian Audio-visual Centre, local and regional governments.
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY

Policy Orientation towards Gender Parity in Audio-visual Activities

Context of the measure: 
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

Since its establishment in 2007, the Croatian Audio-visual Centre as the main national film agency, was oriented towards a proactive gender policy that ensured that gender balance became the aim not only in terms of allocation of public funding, but also in terms of representation in the Centre decision-making bodies.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The shift in the orientation towards greater gender parity in the public funding of audio-visual activities can be observed since 2008 when the Croatian Audio-visual Centre was founded. It is evident mainly, but not entirely through the results of state support for first-time directors introduced in 2008. The stronger orientation towards gender equality policy is visible through monitoring of the work by female directors, writers and producers that is evident in publications of brochures such as ‘Cinderellas, Queens and Godmothers in Croatian Film’ and ‘Women in Croatian Film’.

The Croatian Audio-visual Centre is also a key partner to the European Women’s Audio-visual (EWA) Network, on facilitating networking opportunities at major European festivals and as one of 7 partner organisations that prepared a study: “Where are the female directors in European films?”, that was released in two stages – at the Venice Film Festival in September 2015 and at the Berlinale in February 2016.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

It is expected that greater gender parity will slowly be achieved through the introduction of the gender policy of the HAVC agency. Nevertheless, it has to be stressed that the overall pattern still shows very large fluctuations and years with no feature film production funding allocated to female directors. However, in the eight-year period since the establishment of the Croatian Audio-visual Centre (2008-2015) the average amounts to 16% of female directors, which is in line with the European average. This data compares rather favourably with 4% of female feature film directors in the period from 1991 to 2008.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Croatian Audio-Visual Centre
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The data provided in yearly reports as well as in the brochure ‘Women in Croatian Film 2015/2016’ shows an ameliorated situation in the Croatian audio-visual industry towards greater gender equality in film. However, there is still greater need for new policies and measures in order to increase gender equality not only in terms of allocation of public funding, but more importantly, in terms of representation in the Centre decision-making bodies.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The yearly report ‘HAVC Fact and Figures’ provided by the Croatian Audio-visual Centre gives data on the number of feature and short films created by women directors in comparison to the total number of feature and short films filmed that year.

❭ YOUTH

National Programme for Youth (2014-2017)

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

The objective of the National Programme is to enhance the activities of state administration bodies and public institutions that contribute to the fulfilment of needs of youth and boost up the quality of their lives with the aim of optimal social integration. The documents contain seven priority areas with forty measures and 118 tasks, which are entrusted to 17 state administration bodies. One of these priority areas is ‘Culture and Youth’ that contains five specific goals that tackle the importance of developing the diversity of cultural expressions.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The priority area ‘Culture and Youth’ of the National Programme has five goals, and each of these goals has a dedicated measure;

1) Increase the number of cultural content in the educational system, either through formal or informal programmes of contemporary cultural and artistic practices, and ensure financial support for it;

2) Facilitate access to culture and cultural content to all youth especially those young people in risk of social exclusion;

3) Ensure the increase of financial support and increase the number of cultural and media programmes and activities for the young and by the young;

4) Ensure the diversity, development and stability of special resources for the execution of programmes and activities for the young and by the young;

5) Ensure analytical and research background for activities in the field of needs, problems and potentials of youth in culture.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

The implementation of the programme measures is expected to result in increased active and passive participation of youth in culture, enhance the quality and diversity of cultural and media content for the young and by the young and with special focus on young people in risk of social exclusion.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture; Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ YOUTH

Programme ‘Backpack Full of Culture’

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

In 2012, the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports envisaged a pilot programme "Backpack (full) of Culture / Ruksak (pun) kulture", with the aim of supplementing the arts and culture curriculum in kindergartens, primary and high schools. The aim of the Programme was to bring artists and cultural events directly to children and youth in areas where these programmes are not easily available. Thus, making arts and culture more accessible to the younger generations, developing aesthetic culture, sensitizing children and youth for arts and culture and enabling pupils to encounter artistic and cultural works of high quality and professional standards.  

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The programme started officially with its work in 2013 and  functioned under its original title until July 2016.

The Ministry of Culture would issue a yearly public call for the expression of interest for artists, artistic organisations and cultural NGOs to participate in this programme, while the Programme Committee would select the participating artists and/or organizations that would become part of the yearly programme. The Ministry of Culture provided financing for the selected programmes, while the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports was responsible for providing the network of schools that hosted the selected programmes. The Programme was oriented to children and youth from 3-18 years of age, while the artistic range of the programmes was rather wide – from performing arts, fine arts, film, cultural heritage to literature, especially programmes oriented to the promotion of reading.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

In the period from its initial launch in 2013 until December 2015, there were over 100 artistic-educational programmes executed in 63 kindergartens, 125 primary schools, 10 high schools, 3 rehabilitation centres. 2863 children in kindergartens participated in the programme, 6835 primary school children and 1476 children in high schools, together with 120 children with special needs. In 2016, during three last months of the programme additional 25 programmes were executed in which additional 1576 children participated. 

The Programme ‘Backpack Full of Culture’ was selected as a good practice example for the OMC Group on Key Competence 8 Cultural Awareness and Expression manual for cultural and artistic education, published in 2016. 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (now Ministry of Education and Science)
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

In 2014 the budget of the programme was 1000000 HRK (approx.133.333EUR), while in 2015 and 2016 it was 500000 HRK (approx.66.666 EUR). The pilot programme was stopped in July 2016. However, a new version of the Programme under the title ‘Arts and Culture for the Young’ started in 2016.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

The programme involves a number of cultural NGOs and private companies that become a part of the Programme through a public call for artistic projects that will be presented in kindergartens and schools as supplementary programme of arts and culture.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The evaluation showed that such a programme was necessary for both kindergartens and primary and high schools, where the arts and cultural education programmes are not adequately present. This is especially relevant for those educational institutions that are dislocated (e.g. the islands, mountain regions etc.). The pilot programme served as an important step in developing the new Programme entitled ‘Arts and Culture for the Young’.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The Programme used ex ante and ex post evaluations during the whole pilot programme duration.