Youth and Culture

Ministry of Education and Culture
Ministry of Social Development
Ministry of Tourism and Sports
Objetivos clave de la medida:

On the basis of a coordinated approach of various state authorities a number of different programmes, which pay special attention to the cultural development of young people (from 14 to 19 years of age) has been carried out since 2009. The continuity of these initiatives is contemplated in the National Youth Plan for the years 2011-2015, which defines "Participation, Citizenship and Culture" as one of its strategic lines. 

1) iMPULSA Programme: contributes to the development of the full exercise of citizens´ rights by young people by creating spaces, which focus on their participation and protagonism in a joint approach with other groups, which work with this target group at the local level. The iMPULSA are conceived as territorial enclaves for the promotion of young people´s rights. 

2) Programme for Cultural and Social Inclusion: Target young people with a variety of social and economic backgrounds. Its aim is the support of different ways of cultural and artistic expression through the development of projects, which receive expert assistance and serve the local community and its search for new strategies of social inclusion. 

3) Art and Culture Workshops: Promote culture as a tool for social integration, which facilitates a more democratic access to culture and encourages the creation and circulation of art. The workshops set out to develop spaces, in which young people can be users and protagonists alike, thereby contributing to citizenship building processes. 

4) Art and Youth Meetings: integration workshops, during which young people from the interior of the country have the chance to show and share their art production and concerns for three days. 

5) Culture ticket: aims at facilitating the access of adolescents and young adults from formal and informal education institutes to cultural goods and services. 

Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure

Increase of accessibility and adaptation to different work scenarios.

Alcance de la medida:
Local, Regional, National
Característica principal de la medida:

1) In 12 provinces the iMPULSA activities started in a number of specially prepared spaces. In some cases their start was made possible thanks to their cooperation with the MEC centres and the culture factories.  

2) Groups are invited through NGOs and other education institutions capable of bringing together the target population of the programme. Workshops include film, theatre, dance, photography, visual arts and fashion design. 

3) Workshops (190 throughout the country) covering a wide range of disciplines have been implemented following a call for bids of art cooperatives. 

4) Stages are installed, which make it possible to perform a variety of artistic projects following their previous selection by a jury. 

5) Tickets are given to young people from education institutes and/or socio-educational programmes related to low income and other specific backgrounds (high school diploma in arts, students residences). The tickets include free admission to theatres, cinemas, events at the SODRE concert halls, football and basketball matches and carnival activities. 

Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida:


Principales conclusiones de la evaluación de la medida:

Since their start the art and youth meetings have managed to attract the participation of young people from a number of towns and villages in the interior of the country, thereby contributing to increased equity. 

Indicadores utilizados para determinar el impacto:
Between 2008 and 2011 3700 young people took part on street stages, in theatres, exhibition venues and other spaces and presented  almost 400 activities covering a wide range of artistic expressions. 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)