Promoting the Creative Development of Young People

Dónde
Bulgaria
When
2020
Quién
Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Ministry of Culture operates to promote the creative development of young people, including children and school students from ethnic communities.

During the 2016 - 2020 period, annual scholarships and one-off financial support have been provided by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and municipalities.

Each calendar year these Programmes provide USD 1,041,624 from the central budget for scholarships and one-off grants to over 1000 children and school students with evident talents who study at public, municipal and private schools.

There is regular institutional and financial support for the exposure and development of young talents directed at organising festivals, gatherings, contests, exhibitions, performances, and other events that enable appearance and development of young talents. The events are supported by contest sessions run by the Ministry of Culture in the fields of theatre, music and dance. They are organised by art schools, community centres, other non-governmental organisations, often with assistance from municipal administrations. Part of the consistent policy for encouraging, preserving and promoting cultural diversity is the annual selection and presentation of key events and festivals of the Roma community throughout Bulgaria as genre highlights in the Cultural Calendar with national coverage prepared by the Ministry of Culture.

Another area of this policy is providing contemporary conditions to implement a quality educational process and to prepare highly qualified professionals in the arts and culture field. In this respect, the Arts and Culture Training Programme provides support and methodological guidance to 23 arts and culture schools. Schools conduct training in professions, which are of strategic importance for the country, and in majors related to preserving national identity, traditions and culture, providing personnel with artistic and creative potential, developing Bulgarian culture and arts, and implementing the cultural policy of Bulgaria.

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

During the 2016-2020 period, annual scholarships and one-off financial support have been provided by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Agriculture and Foods, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and municipalities.

Each calendar year these Programmes provide USD 1,041,624 from the central budget for scholarships and one-off grants to over 1000 children and school students with evident talents who study at public, municipal and private schools.

At the same time, integration processes are being implemented and conditions are being created for non-formal and informal lifelong learning, for equal access to human knowledge, for communication and awareness, for promoting cultural diversity, for overcoming discrimination, racism and intolerance, and for intergenerational continuity.

Activities focused on children and young people promote the diversity of cultural expression forms.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

From the State Budget - USD 1,041,624

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Youth and Sports and municipalities.
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The measure is highly assessed, it has contributed over the years, and tends towards expanding.
Website - mc.government.bg, "Protection of Children with Evident Talents" section.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-dominio
Prioridades transversales
Jóvenes