Over the years, the Romanian Government has targeted the increase of the population’s interest in culture. This is the reason why the central administration has fostered several policies and programmes in this respect. Such an example is the programme INVEST IN YOURSELF. This is a governmental programme with the purpose to grant a credit to individuals aged between 16 and 26 within the education system or who are attending specialised courses authorised by the Ministry of National Education and by the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice, as appropriate, as well as to individuals aged 26-55 within the education system or who are attending professional reconversion and / or specialisation courses, authorised by the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice, as appropriate, for a maximum period of 10 years, including the grace period. The destination of the credit is to cover the needs of the beneficiaries and their families in terms of education, health and culture.
Another important programme for the promotion of culture among children and youth is Alternative School. This programme supports culture in education. During each school year, a week is planned for extra-curricular and extra-school educational activities. The goal of this programme is to involve all pre-school and school pupils and their teachers in activities responding to the various interests and preoccupations of pre-school and school pupils, to valorise their skills and capacities in various fields, not necessarily present in the national curriculum, as well as to encourage their participation in various activities, in non-formal contexts. These activities may be organised as: workshops of theatre, dance, music, plastic arts, media and cinema education; competitions organized at various levels; volunteering or community activities; community and social responsibility projects; creation or research camps / schools.