Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia and other ministries is determined by their participation in public cultural development. Co-operation is regulated under the Law on Structure and Procedures of Executive Power.
The ministries responsible for some aspects of regulation / management of culture are:
The Ministry of Education and Science is responsible for the implementation of reforms in higher, vocational and secondary education, including legislative reform, and accordingly is responsible for education policies. The Ministry also implements the state policy on the official Georgian language.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the development and implementation of a single foreign policy, including foreign cultural policy. The National Committee of UNESCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia coordinates the ministries, institutions and agencies engaged in the sphere of culture.
The Ministry of Economic Development (Departments for Tourism, Construction and Privatisation) is responsible for the strategy on privatisation and attraction of subsidies (including for the cultural sector); for tourism development (including cultural tourism); creation of a favourable investment environment for cultural industries; and provision of the official system for the preservation of cultural heritage in the areas of construction, spatial planning and cultural landscaping.
The Ministry of Finance, like the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection is responsible for execution of the budget.
The functions of the Ministry of Justice regarding the cultural and natural heritage are limited to the activities of its subordinate entities of public law:
- The National Archive maintains the documents of cultural heritage value and ensures their inventory, identification and rehabilitation.
- The National Agency of Public Register is authorised to register the title to ownership for all immovable assets and among them cultural heritage monuments as well.
The Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources (the MoE) manages the territories of environmental value, which apart from valuable natural resources contain historic monuments and sites. More importantly, according to environmental legislation, the World Natural Heritage sites and Protected Landscapes are part of the legislative system of nature protection, therefore they fall under the direct management of the MoE. Thus the MoE is involved in the protection of cultural heritage, although this is not its direct responsibility.
On the regional level, the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia cooperates with the local authorities, the office of rtsmunebuli / governor and municipal authorities in the form of methodological consultations, concrete projects or in the context of collaboration in respect of a budget-funded institution or monument of culture.
On 21 November 2014, a working group for reviewing infrastructure needs was established by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, with the Minister as Chairman. The Interdepartmental Working Group is composed of representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Finance, Economy and Sustainable Development and Tbilisi City Hall.
In 2016, in the process of developing the Georgian Culture Strategy 2025, an interagency committee and a working group have been established aiming to involve all government agencies in the development of the culture strategy document and its implementation.
The 2017-2018 Interagency Action Plan for Implementation of the Culture Strategy was developed as well.
The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia newly restored in 2021 has not yet announced the development of this action plan.