COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Intercultural Dialogue: Actors in European States

LEGEND:

Ministries: CU = Culture; ED = Education; FOR = Foreign Affairs; HEA = Health; HR = Human Rights;
INT = Interior; IM = Immigration; JUS = Justice; LA-SOC = Labour & Social Affairs; MIN = Minorities;
SPO = Sport; YOU = Youth. OTH = Other Ministries, e.g. for Population issues, European affairs
Other bodies: AGEN = (Public) Agencies; ART = Arts institutions; GOV = Government together (different Ministries); COM = Special Commissions or Boards; PRM = Offices of the Prime Minister or President; REG = Regional authorities/states
NOTE: Connected responsibilities are marked by hyphon (ED-CU), different bodies separated by / (ED/CU).

Country

General

Sector Specific

Main ICD competency

General legal /
political documents

Culture

Education

Youth

Sport

Austria

INT / PRM /
CU-ED / JUS

n.a.

CU-ED / REG

CU-ED / REG

OTH-YOU

OTH-SPO

Azerbaijan

ED/CU/SPO-YOU

+

CU

ED

SPO-YOU

SPO-YOU

Belgium

REG/AGEN

n.a.

REG

REG

REG

REG

Bulgaria

PRM

++

CU

EDU

AGEN

AGEN

Croatia

GOV

+

CU

ED

ED

ED

Cyprus

LA-SOC

+

CU-ED

CU-ED

AGEN

NGO

Czech Republic

LA-SOC / HR-MIN

+

CU

ED-YOU-SPO

ED-YOU-SPO

ED-YOU-SPO

Denmark

IM-INT

+

CU

ED

IM-INT

CU

Estonia

OTH

+

CU

ED

ED

CU

Finland

GOV (INT)

+

ED

ED

ED

ED

France

n.a.

-

CU

ED

YOU-SPO

YOU-SPO

Germany

INT/PRM

+

REG/PRM

REG/ED

YOU/REG

INT/NGO

Greece

INT

n.a.

CU

ED

ED

CU

Hungary

PRM

-

CU-ED

ED-CU

LA-SOC

OTH

Iceland

JUS/AGEN

+

ED-CU

ED-CU

AGEN

AGEN

Ireland

JUS/PRM

n.a.

CU-SPO

ED

ED

CU-SPO

Italy

INT/SOC

+

CU

ED

YOU-SPO

YOU-SPO

Latvia

JUS

+

CU

ED

OTH

ED

Liechtenstein

GOV

+

GOV

GOV

GOV

GOV

Lithuania

MIN

+

CU

ED

LA-SOC

SPO

Luxembourg

COM/NGO

+

CU

ED

FAM-INT

ED

FYR of Macedonia

GOV/LA-SOC

++

CU

ED

AGEN

AGEN

Malta

n.a.

-

CU

ED

ED

ED

Netherlands

PRM

+

CU-ED

CU-ED

YOU

HEA-SPO

Norway

LA-SOC/CU

++

CU/COM

ED

YOU

CU

Poland

INT

+

CU

ED

ED/CU

SPO

Portugal

PRM-AGEN

+

CU

ED-AGEN

PRM-YOU

PRM-YOU

Romania

OTH

n.a.

CU

ED-YOU

ED-YOU

n.a.

Slovakia

OTH

+

CU

ED

ED

ED

Slovenia

MIN

+

CU

ED-SPO

ED-SPO

ED-SPO

Spain

CU/REG

+

CU/NGO/REG

ED/REG

AGEN/
REG

AGEN

Sweden

OTH

++

CU-AGEN

ED

OTH/COM

CU/NGO

Switzerland

-

+

CU-AGEN

REG

AGEN

AGEN

Turkey

PRM/COM

n.a.

CU

ED

PRM

PRM

Ukraine

GOV

+

CU/ED

ED

YOU

YOU

United Kingdom

GOV

n.a.

CU/REG

FAM

AGEN

CU-SPO

Source:          ERICarts, April 2017.