Parts of the central government budget relevant to the Ministry of Culture
The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the preparation of the areas of government policy that affect culture, media, democracy, discrimination, civil society, national minorities and religious communities.
The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the following areas:
Expenditure area 1 Governance
- Democracy policy and human rights (general elections and democracy, the Election Authority, support to political parties, human rights at national level)
- National minorities
- National minorities, Roma
- The Sami Parliament and Sami policy
Expenditure area 13 Gender equality and introduction of newly arrived immigrants
Expenditure area 17 Culture, media, religious communities and leisure activities
- Religious communities
- Civil society (grants to public meeting places, grants to women's organisations, grants to the women's organisations of the parties in the Riksdag, contributions to the non-profit sector)
The central government budget comprises some one hundred ‘appropriations’ that describe how much money can be used for a certain activity. The appropriations are divided into 27 expenditure areas.
On 18 April the Government presented its 2017 Spring Fiscal Policy Bill to the Riksdag, together with an amending budget for 2017.