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Croatia/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.2 National definition of culture

The Cultural Development Strategy (2002) defines culture as follows:

"All forms of intellectual and artistic expression of symbolic social identity, belonging, behaviour and customs, and such industrial products, including the media, produced for spending leisure and shaping people's attitudes".

This strategy emphasises the importance of culture for Croatia and elaborates 14 different concepts, all focusing on "culturally sustainable development". In other words, the

"development of human interests and activities that will progressively decrease the drain on natural reserves and the existing capacities of the infrastructure and settled areas, and will at the same time use art, science, education, and cultural games and customs to encourage the enjoyment of values that stimulate closeness among people".

Chapter published: 04-05-2017

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