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Azerbaijan/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.3 Cultural policy objectives

According to the "Culture Concept of the Republic of Azerbaijan", approved by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (No. 273 dated 14 February 2014), which is developed to streamline with the main European cultural policy principles, the main cultural policy objectives in Azerbaijan comprise the adjustment of culture policy mechanisms to actual requirements: protection of cultural heritage, support and development of creative activity with the focus on the integrity of the people, promotion of identity and diversity, and participation in cultural life.

The "Culture Concept of the Republic of Azerbaijan" lists the following objectives in the field of state cultural policy as: development of legal guarantees, implementation of modern methods in culture and arts administration, diversification of financing sources, enhancement of information provision, human resources development, modernisation of the material and technical bases, and development of international cooperation. In the areas of cultural activity, the "Culture Concept of the Republic of Azerbaijan" defines the state policy as safeguarding of cultural heritage (intangible cultural heritage; historical and cultural monuments and preserves; the museum branch; library stocks), support to professional art (theatres, music, fine arts) and development of cultural industries (cinema, book-publishing).

Chapter published: 27-10-2016

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