COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Bulgaria/ 3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

The Ministry of Culture was restructured at the end of 2009 for the second time in recent years.

Bulgaria/ 3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

Local authorities are increasingly independent and are drawing up their own cultural policies, as well as taking decisions on their co-financing and development.

Bulgaria/ 3.4 International cultural co-operation

3.4.5 Cross-border intercultural dialogue and co-operation

The Mobility travel grant system was broadened to include all non-professional artforms.

Bulgaria/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.2 Heritage issues and policies

The first Bulgarian online shared system in the library sector was initiated.

Bulgaria/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

An up-to-date national audiovisual policy, including copyright, is the aim of a new twinning project with Germany.

Bulgaria/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.8 Social cohesion and cultural policies

Creativity in Daily School Life addresses social issues by increasing the creative potential of young people.

Bulgaria/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.9 Employment policies for the cultural sector

The average cultural salary decreased in 2009, despite a rise in the national average salary.

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

4.3 Other relevant issues and debates

A study was published in 2010 on the Effectiveness of Public Expenditures for Culture in the period 1989-2009.

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

4.3 Other relevant issues and debates

A number of debates were held in 2010 on the various facets of the cultural sector.

Bulgaria/ 5.2 Legislation on culture

The Act to Amend the Radio and Television Act is in force since January 2010.

Bulgaria/ 5.2 Legislation on culture

A Draft Proposal of the Performing Arts Law was presented in Oct 2010.

Bulgaria/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure

6.2.2 Public cultural expenditure broken down by level of government

In 2009, 39.8% of public funds for culture were distributed at central level and 60.2% at municipal level.

Bulgaria/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers

8.1.2 Special artists funds

The National Culture Fund has doubled its budget.