Amendments to the Law on Culture in 2020

Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia
National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
In January 2020, the amendments to the Law on Culture (Official Gazette of the RS, issue 6/2020) were adopted, focusing on cultural and creative sectors, i.e. the domain of digital environment, the transversal character of culture, international cooperation and support for independent artists. The following key points were introduced into the framework of the General Interest in Culture: • Protecting and improving cultural diversity and strengthening intercultural dialogue • Strengthening the capacities of culture and its connections to other fields (education, science, tourism, foreign affairs, youth, and others), and integrating cultural development into a long-term socio-economic and political development of a democratic society • Encouraging international development and exchange in the field of culture, as well as mobility of artists, and adopting good practices in order to stimulate cultural agents’ creativity and innovation • Using information and communication technologies and building a network of cultural institutions and other subjects in culture (Article 3, paragraphs 6, 7, 14, 15 of the Law on Culture) The importance of applying digital tools and frameworks within the segment of cultural industries was recognized, so the Law on Amendments to the Law on Culture included the use of information and communication technologies in cultural industries among 15 prioritized cultural activities (Article 8, paragraph 15 of the Law on Culture)
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The measure pointed out the importance of connecting culture with other sectors and drew attention to the vital role of culture in the sustainable development of society. Also, artists’ mobility and development of international cooperation were recognized as the key to encouraging creativity and innovation among cultural agents. With this in view, the Ministry of Culture and Information launched a new call dedicated to artists’ mobility (e-mobility), which will be explained in detail in the measures below.
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Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)