Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for issues relating to culture, media, democracy, human rights at national level, the national minorities and the language and culture of the Sami people. The Ministry is also responsible for anti-discrimination work and issues concerning civil society, faith communities and burial and cremation services.

Responsible minister

Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke Minister for Culture and Democracy

News from Ministry of Culture

  • A concerted effort for a Sweden that keeps together

    Photo: Maskot/Folio

    In the spring budget for 2016, the Government is focusing on safeguarding our open society and democracy, and combating polarisation, racism and violent extremism. SEK 31.5 million will go to measures in 2016 for a Sweden that keeps together. This is proposed in the Government’s spring budget for 2016 following an agreement with the Left Party.

Photo: Kentaroo Tryman, Folio

More resources for libraries and access to civic information safeguards open society

The Government is investing SEK 11 million to promote libraries as meeting places for the free formation of opinion, information exchange and opportunities for shared knowledge, and to advance the accessibility of literature and civic information. This is proposed in the Government Bill ‘Spring Amending Budget for 2016’ following an agreement with the Left Party.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

Actions to Make Society More Resilient to Violent Extremism

This Communication provides an account of the measures the Government has implemented to safeguard democracy against violent extremism. The aim of these measures is to improve our knowledge of violent extremism and develop preventive initiatives and methods. These measures will enable authorities, municipalities and civil society organisations, including faith communities, to contribute in a more coordinated and effective manner to safeguard democracy against violent extremism.

Photo: Jurek Holzer/TT

Investment in a new Swedish-Jewish museum

It is proposed that the Jewish Museum in Stockholm receive a contribution of SEK 1.5 million in 2016 for the establishment of a new Swedish-Jewish museum. This is proposed in the Government Bill ‘Spring Amending Budget for 2016’ following an agreement with the Left Party.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

Strengthen the right of LGBTQ people to be themselves

Legislation must keep pace with developments in society. The Government therefore plans to implement changes that aim to offer the same conditions for everyone, regardless of their choice of partner and type of family, write five government ministers.

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