The 1996 Law on Museums stipulates that free admission to the public must be guaranteed one day per week and that reduced tickets must also be made available (the amount to be determined by the museum directors). Museums have developed cultural education programmes for children and youth. A similar educational obligation is in the remit of public theatres, as one of their statutory aims, although it is rarely implemented.
Cultural centres also play a very special role in promoting participation in cultural life. First of all they provide facilities for amateur art activities and help to organise various events. There is also formal co-operation between schools and the cultural centres as part of a cultural education programme.
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage runs the Accessible Culture programme. The strategic goal of the programme is to support tasks aimed at facilitating access to culture, aimed at a wide audience and favouring social integration. These activities should serve to achieve real, systemic and long-term effects in eliminating barriers to access to culture in the following dimensions: spatial, economic, social-mental and competence, with particular emphasis on the needs of people from localities deprived of direct access to national resources of cultural goods, cultural institutions and artistic institutions. The second programme of the Ministry to increase participation in culture is Digital Culture. The strategic goal of the programme is the development and digitisation of cultural heritage resources, as well as making available and enabling the re-use of digital resources for popularisation, educational and scientific purposes.