The Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and the Ministry of Finance in close cooperation with the UN WOMEN office in Albania, have undertaken the initiative of integrating the principles of Gender Budgeting (GB) in the annual and medium-term budget programming processes. Following the Council of Ministers approved Decision no. 465 "On gender mainstreaming in the Medium Term Budget Program (MTBP)". This decision aims to integrate the principles of gender budgeting in the budgeting process, in order to facilitate or eliminate gender inequalities in various areas that have been affected by public policies.
At the end of the MTBP 2017-2019 preparation process, the number of institutions with such budget programs reached 24 and Ministry of Culture is one of them.
Encouragement for women as creators, artisans and cultural entrepreneurs. and an enhanced participation of women at different stages of the cultural value chain.
For the year 2019, the number of women artisans who have received financial support only from open call for projects is about 30% of the total beneficiaries. Many women were beneficiaries with other cultural projects, as artists or organizers of cultural projects such as shows, concerts, innovative projects, etc.