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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

2.1 Main features of the current cultural policy model

The Law on the Promotion of Culture (enacted 2012) and Cultural Message have determined cultural policy for 2012-2015.

Switzerland/ 3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

Changes to Pro Helvetia board will result from the new Law on the Promotion of Culture.

Switzerland/ 3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

In a new move, Pro Helvetia will also be addressing the issues of talent promotion and the launching impulse programmes.

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

Analysis of data for 2008 shows a thriving cultural and creative industry sector, contributing 4.2 of GDP.

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.

Switzerland/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.3 Other relevant issues and debates

Following the interim suspension of the fixed book price agreement, the Federal Parliament is now discussing its reintroduction.

Switzerland/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.3 Other relevant issues and debates

The Federal Statistical Office has begun to establish guidelines that have relevance for strategic cultural policy planning.

Switzerland/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.3 Other relevant issues and debates

A new higher education act currently under debate is not expected before 2015.

Switzerland/ 5.1 General legislation

5.1.4 Social security frameworks

Part of the financial assistance granted to creative artists must be transferred to their pension fund or another financial provision.

Switzerland/ 5.2 Legislation on culture

The Law on the Promotion of Culture has been passed and strategic aims will be defined for the first time for the period 2012-2016.

Switzerland/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.6 Film, video and photography

The new Film Promotion Decree will cover the period from 2011 to 2015.

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