COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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 San Marino - Profile Updates


3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

A new law allows each Township Council to represent its Castle with increased authority.

3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.3 Inter-ministerial or intergovernmental co-operation

A project involving San Marino, the Canary Islands and Malta is aimed at creating and sharing a digital platform to enhance strategically the cultural heritage of the three countries.

3.4 International cultural co-operation

3.4.1 Overview of main structures and trends

In 2015, the new San Marino Confucius Institute is a collaboration between the University of San Marino and the Beijing City University and enhances cooperation in the fields of culture and education.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

The Montefeltro region has been established as a cultural district which provides for incentives, financing and tax reliefs for cultural associations and artists.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

Cultural institutes are being reorganised, uniting in a single body all administrative, organisational and structural functions.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.2 Heritage issues and policies

New legislation is being prepared to replace the 1919 Law on the protection of monuments, museums, archaeological sites, antiques and works of art.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.2 Heritage issues and policies

The state has adopted a Law for the Protection and preservation of the Republic’s documentary and archival heritage.

4.2 Recent policy issues and debates

4.2.6 Media pluralism and content diversity

The Law on publishing and on the profession of media operators was approved in December 2014. The law now recognizes and regulates the professions in the information sector.

8.3 Arts and cultural education

8.3.3 Intercultural education

A Decree of January 2015 approved the launch of an experimental three-year multilingualism project at all school levels, from nursery to secondary school.