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 Liechtenstein - Profile Updates

1. Historical perspective: cultural policies and instruments

In 2013 a project on cultural and creative research was launched and will result in a model strategy for sustainable urban and cultural development.

2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy

2.3 Cultural policy objectives

Since 2013, publications from Liechtenstein are included in the network of libraries of the Goethe Institutes.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

A first report on the cultural industries in Leichtenstein was published in September 2014, a sector which has grown steadily over the past 10 years.

5.1 General legislation

5.1.7 Copyright provisions

In September 2014 an application to amend the Copyright Act was submitted to the Liechtenstein Parliament relating to digitisation and publication of orphan works on the Internet.

5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.3 Cultural heritage

The Law on the Protection of Cultural Assets came into force in 2013.

6.2 Public cultural expenditure

6.2.1 Aggregated indicators

Liechtenstein's expenditure on culture in 2013 was reduced by 7.8% from 2012.

8.1 Direct and indirect support to artists

8.1.4 Support to professional artists associations or unions

In August 2013, Liechtenstein writers joined together to form "Word – the Authors' Interest Group in Liechtenstein".