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 Azerbaijan - Profile Updates

3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.1 Organisational structure (organigram)

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan was instructed to ensure the transition of the culture sector to centralized funding from 1 January 2017.

3.4 International cultural co-operation

3.4.3 European / international actors and programmes

The National Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) was established in January 2016.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.7 Intercultural dialogue: actors, strategies, programmes

2016 was declared the Year of Multiculturalism in the country, with the aim of preserving, developing and promoting multiculturalism traditions.

Azerbaijan/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure

6.2.2 Public cultural expenditure broken down by level of government

Public cultural expenditure, including on infrastructure, decreased dramatically in 2015.

8.2 Cultural consumption and participation

8.2.1 Trends and figures

Attendance at cultural events increased considerably in a number of fields between 2005 and 2014.

8.2 Cultural consumption and participation

8.2.1 Trends and figures

Consumption expenditures of households for education, recreation and culture increased considerably between 2005 and 2014.