EUSBSR Policy Area ‘Culture’

The NDPC has an observer status at the EUSBSR Policy Area ‘Culture’.

About Policy Area “Culture”

After its revision in 2015, the Policy Area Culture is one of 13 priorities of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) which was introduced as the EU’s first macro-regional strategy in 2009. After having lobbied successfully for this new Policy Area, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland and the Ministry of Justice, Cultural and European Affairs of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) took on the role as Policy Area Coordinators. Since 2022 the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Areas, European Affairs and Consumer Protection of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) act as Police Area Coordinators. They are supported in the implementation by the BSR cultural initiative ARS BALTICA, the Nordic Council of Ministers and other BSR relevant stakeholders as well as Ministries of Culture from the Baltic Sea Region.

PA Culture focuses on promoting and visualizing BSR culture and creative industries, on preserving and showcasing its cultural heritage and on improving and facilitating cultural cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. In so doing the Policy Area Culture contributes to the fullfilment of the following overall objectives of the EU Baltic Sea Strategy:  

1. Connecting people in the region    

2. Improving competitiveness  

3. Meeting the targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy

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