COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Netherlands/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.8 Social cohesion and cultural policies

In the years following on from the economic crisis of 2008, social cohesion was not a priority in cultural policies.

In the policy memorandum More than Quality, projects related to social cohesion are absent. In 2013 however, Minister of Culture Jet Bussemakers' vision document Culture Moves stresses the value of culture in a changing society, explicitly mentioning its potential to forge connections. Children need to come in contact with culture, so they can create a vision of what they like and what they dislike. Education is one of the main objectives in the cultural policy of culture minister Jet Bussemaker.


Chapter published: 13-03-2017

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