COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Albania/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.2 National definition of culture

A national definition of culture does not exist. During the communist regime, culture was defined as national Albanian identity, political identity and was, of course, promoting a socialist culture. Nowadays, cultural identity still includes protection and promotion of the Albanian language and cultural life.

In an administrative sense, the state budget which is managed by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports defines culture to include: cultural and arts institutions of creative and performing arts, cultural heritage, arts education and international cultural co-operation.


Chapter published: 18-01-2011

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