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 Switzerland - Profile Updates


2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy

2.1 Main features of the current cultural policy model

A new Convention for a Dialogue on National Culture plans for closer cooperation between the various levels of the state.

2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy

2.3 Cultural policy objectives

The Swiss Federal Council's Dispatch on Culture for 2016–2019 identifies the most important aims of the country's efforts to promote culture.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

The Swiss National Museum (now 8 museums) will review its work and set up a centre for museum studies by 2015.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

The Federal Office of Culture and the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property is fully committed to further developing intellectual property law in a forward-looking fashion.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

10% of all companies and 5% of all employees in Switzerland operate within the cultural industries.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.11 New technologies and digitalisation in the arts and culture

The federal government is pursuing a transversal theme "Culture Digital" for 2012-2015.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.3 Other relevant issues and debates

For 2012-2015 the principal focus of cultural diversity promotion will be amateur arts and folk culture.

5.1 General legislation

5.1.7 Copyright provisions

A draft bill on copyright in the digital age is expected by the end of 2015 resulting from recommendations by a year long copyright working group.

6. Financing of culture

6.1 Short overview

In 2011, annual public spending on culture in Switzerland amounted to CHF 2.59 billion, up from 2.13 billion in 2005.

6.2 Public cultural expenditure

6.2.1 Aggregated indicators

The share of cultural expenditure of the total public expenditure in 2011 was 1.6%.

8.2 Cultural consumption and participation

8.2.2 Policies and programmes

Prioritising cultural cooperation with Asia will yield to focusing on cooperation with Russia for the period 2012-2015.

 

              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334