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Romania/ 7. Public institutions in cultural infrastructure  

7.1 Cultural infrastructure: tendencies & strategies

In the last years the keyword concerning the Romanian cultural infrastructure has been decentralisation. This process of decentralisation of public services requires not only the transfer of authority and responsibilities from the central administration to the local one, but also the transfer of funding sources related to the proper functioning of these decentralised services.

Regarding the cultural field, the decentralisation measures refer mainly to the cultural institutions that were subordinated to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. One representative example of decentralisation is the film industry. According to G.O. no.7/2008, a number of cinemas, which were previously subordinated to the Autonomous Board of Film Distribution and Exploitation (Romania Film), passed under the administration of the local authorities (

Currently the Ministry of Culture works on a policy of supporting the creative and cultural sectors, with a special focus on SMEs and NGOs having a cultural profile (see chapter 4.2.3).

Chapter published: 23-08-2012

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