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)
  • Media
  • National minorities
  • National minorities, Roma
  • The Sami Parliament and Sami policy

Expenditure area 13 Gender equality and introduction of newly arrived immigrants

  • Discrimination

Expenditure area 17 Culture, media, religious communities and leisure activities

  • Culture
  • Media
  • 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)

Facts

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.

Budget Bill for 2016

On 21 September the Government submitted its proposal for the central government budget to the Riksdag.