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Lithuania/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.3 Intercultural education

In 2006, the government passed the Cultural Education Programme for Children and Young People for the year 2006-2011. The aim of the Programme was to establish the system of cultural education on state, regional and local levels, to stimulate initiatives and co-operation of the state, self-governments, NGOs, and cultural and education institutions, to provide financing for educational long-term projects. The Ministry of Culture provided partial financial support for 369 projects in the period 2006-2009, with a budget of 1 655 000 LTL. However, in 2010 and 2011 state financing of the programme was closed, and was revived again in 2012 and 2013.

In 2008, the Ministry of Education and Science passed the Concept on Cultural Education of Children and Young People. One of the objectives of the Concept was to integrate arts and heritage issues into educational programmes, to share the experiences of European countries and to form cultural competencies of young people. The Concept's Implementation Plan for the year 2008-2012 covered measures to activate creativity, diversity of cultural expressions, communication competencies, international co-operation, dissemination of information on cultural heritage, etc. The Concept aimed to stimulate local authorities, culture and education institutions to support youth initiatives, creativity and educational projects, to include culture and heritage topics in a comprehensive school curriculum.

For more information, see our Intercultural Dialogue section.

Chapter published: 28-11-2014

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