Inter-Institutional Action Plan “Culture“

The Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Inter-Institutional Action Plan "Culture" (hereinafter - the Plan) implements the provisions and related activities of the horizontal priority "Culture" of the 2014-2020 National Advancement Strategy. The purpose of this Plan is to consolidate the measures of the European Union fund managers thus creating favourable conditions to fulfil the potential of the cultural sector: strengthen the identity and creativity of the society, develop cultural services around the country and promote dissemination and international competitiveness of Lithuanian culture. The Plan covers the following eight main areas of activity and investment directions:
1. preservation of cultural heritage by ensuring its economic vitality and adapting its use to society's needs;
2. research and development by fostering creative and cultural innovation;
3. renewal of culture's physical and informational infrastructure by adapting it to educational needs and ensuring its economic vitality;
4. development of creative and cultural industries;
5. development of high quality cultural services;
6. increasing accessibility of culture around the country;
7. fostering the society's creative potential and participation in culture;
8. fostering cross-sector partnerships and cultural education.
The Plan is coordinated by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. Other participating institutions are the following: the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Interior, Lithuanian Department of Statistics and the Ministry of Energy. The Plan was approved in 2014 and has been renewed three times, i.e. at the end of 2014, 2016 and 2018. The period for the implementation of the measures included in the Plan is 2014-2023.

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

A number of measures laid down in the action plan have already been started by implementing projects in the following fields: revitalisation of nature and cultural heritage, modernisation of cultural infrastructure, activities fostering local cultural statistics and analysis, improvement of public governance. Based on the preliminary implementation results, 35 percent of the dedicated financing has already been used.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

The overall budget for this Plan amounts to USD 562 million, USD 213 million of which is provided by the participating institutions.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
The Ministry of Education and Science
Public Sector
The Ministry of Social Security and Labor
Public Sector
The Ministry of Economy and Innovation
Public Sector
The Ministry of Environment
Public Sector
The Ministry of Agriculture
Public Sector
The Ministry of Interior
Public Sector
The Ministry of Energy
Public Sector
Lithuanian Department of Statistics
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)