Launching Cultural Policy Strategy 2020 (Culture 2020)
The discussions on the field of state policy designing have clearly stated that culture has a significant role in the society. Different strategy documents conclude with one voice that it is necessary to identify cultural impacts in different policies and strategic frameworks. The process of retrofitted Culture 2020 strategy contains three different frameworks or viewpoints. First is the horizontal level that addresses the wider field of culture and refers strongly to principles of the Convention (Creation – Production – Dissemination and Distribution – Access value chain, the essence of cultural diversity etc). The horizontal level also contains postulations about centralisation or decentralisation, the growing role of the third sector and communities, transparent financial mechanisms, intellectual property etc. The second group of directions adresses different policy areas that are dependent on the developments in cultural sphere. These discussions analyse the cultural impacts in sutainable development, education, economy, regional developments, foreign affairs etc. The idea of these postulations is to make cultural policies more visible and explain the wider value of cultural richness and creativity. The third part describes general trends and factors in every subsector (arts, heritage, cultural diversity).