COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Poland/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.3 Cultural policy objectives

Contemporary cultural policy of the Republic of Poland reflects the major objectives of the Council of Europe policy dealing with: decentralisation and democratisation of the decision making processes, observing the principle of transparency of the decision making, compliance with the rules of diversity and subsidiarity and departing from the idea of placing culture on the periphery of public administration. Of course, it is easier to comply with the rules in a declarative manner rather than applying them.

However, it is important to keep in mind that while it may be popular to adopt commonly defined democratic principles and cultural policy objectives, the way in which these principles are formulated and implemented cannot be harmonised. In this context, Poland has the ambition to find its own cultural policy model rather than merely replicating established models and solutions from Western European countries.

The changes in particular objectives and directions of Polish cultural policy, related to the attitude and priorities of the changing governments, can be viewed in chapter 1.


Chapter published: 20-08-2015

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