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Latvia/ 3. Competence, decision-making and administration  

3.3 Inter-ministerial or intergovernmental co-operation

The Ministry of Culture in Latvia is responsible for art and heritage as well as for art education including higher education in the cultural field. Other ministries are responsible for certain cultural institutions such as the Latvian War Museum which is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defence and the Museum of Nature which is responsible to the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development.

The Ministry of Culture works together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on issues related to international cultural co-operation and with the Ministry of Justice on issues related to copyright legislation. It shares responsibility for cultural education with the Ministry of Education and Science.

The Ministry of Culture is cooperating with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development and the administration units of the Planning Regions that are partly coordinating cultural policy on a regional level (see chapter 3.2).

The Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Education and Science are responsible for the development of the creative industries. The Ministry of Culture cooperates with the Ministry of the Economy concerning the development of design policy.

In 2010, the Ministry of Culture took over responsibility for integration from the Ministry of Justice.

See  chapter 3.2 regarding policy documents.

Chapter published: 08-10-2014

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