Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
The Ministry of Culture and Media was appointed as an Intermediate Body Level 1 within the Croatian European Structural and Investment Funds Management and Control System for the 2014-2020 programming period for the Operational Programme Efficient Human Resources (OPEHR) 2014-2020 which was approved by the European Commission on 18th December 2014. Within the ESF OPEHR 2014-2020, the Ministry of Culture and Media is responsible for two specific objectives under two priority axes. Relevant to this Report is Priority axis 2 -Social inclusion with its Investment priority 9.i - Active inclusion, with a view to promoting equal opportunities and active participation, and improving employability, and Specific objective 9.i.1 - Combating poverty and social exclusion by promoting labour market and social integration of vulnerable groups, and combating any form of discrimination. Since culture and media create a high quality platform for the social integration of various marginalized groups, such as youth and elderly, as well as for the expansion of intercultural programs that target different minorities, the activities will include support to the community media, organisation of workshops, seminars, trainings, plays, various interactive events, production of media content etc. aimed at improving accessibility to the arts and culture, promoting participation of vulnerable groups in the media and increasing their visibility, developing creativity, enabling active and healthy aging, encouraging active involvement in the community and strengthening artists, cultural workers and other relevant experts for work with vulnerable groups.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
On 12th December 2016, the Ministry of Culture and Media published an open (temporary) call for project proposals for the programme "Arts and Culture for Youth." The Call was closed on 21st April 2017. The programme is implemented within the framework of the OPEHR 2014-2020 and its main aim is overcoming the limitations of youth access to cultural and artistic content and activities and encouraging young people to actively participate in the cultural life of their communities. The general objective of the Call is to improve the social inclusion of young people in the Republic of Croatia, especially disadvantaged young people, through their greater participation in cultural and artistic activities and content. On 23rd May 2017, the Ministry of Culture and Media published an open (temporary) call for project proposals for the programme "Arts and Culture 54 +". The Call was closed on 24th July 2017. The programme is also implemented within the framework of the OPEHR 2014-2020 and it is focusing on social inclusion and improving the quality of life of people over the age of 54 through improving their access to cultural and artistic activities. On 15th of April 2019 the initial Call for project proposals for the programme "Media for the community - supporting social inclusion through media" has been published and on 31st of July 2019 the results were published: 15.000.000KN(2.343.750USD) were distributed to 13 projects.
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Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: