Ministry of CultureSvenska
In the Government's Spring Fiscal Policy Bill, which is being published today, initiatives are presented that are intended to strengthen the conditions for creativity, participation and diversity in Sweden. The Government's initiatives include increasing the allocation to the Creative Schools initiative, drafting a national library strategy and initiating an extensive education campaign about racism and intolerance.
"This is a budget that means more culture for more people. The Spring Fiscal Policy Bill means that regional culture will regain the resources that were lost last autumn," says Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke.
Work at the Government Offices of Sweden on drawing up a White Paper on the abuse and rights violations suffered by Roma began in spring 2011. In 2014 "The Dark Unknown History" was presented in Swedish. The purpose of the White Paper is to give recognition to victims and their relatives and to create understanding of the situation of the Roma minority today. This is done by highlighting the abuses the Roma have suffered in a historical context and showing how stereotypes and prejudices have developed and been passed down from generation to generation, and how this has formed the basis of government policy. The purpose of the Paper is also to highlight the role and responsibility various social institutions have had - at an overall level - for the abuses and rights violations.
On 30 November, Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke received the plan for the digitisation of Swedish radio. The Inquiry report was presented by the Government's industry coordinator Nina Wormbs.
"The issue of a possible transition to digital terrestrial radio has been discussed for a long time. It is now important that the Inquiry report is circulated widely for comments to gain the best possible feedback on how we should handle the issue in the future," says Ms Bah Kuhnke.
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Linda Zachrison new Counsellor for Cultural Affairs in Washington
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Closing conference on future film funding
Areas of responsibility
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.
Counsellors for Cultural Affairs
The overall task of Swedens's Counsellors for Cultural Affairs posted abroad is to promote the role of culture in contacts with other countries and to encourage cultural dialogue. Cultural Affairs Counsellors are currently stationed at Sweden's embassies in Berlin, London, Istanbul, Moscow, Beijing and Washington, and at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union in Brussels. There is also a combined post of Head of the Swedish Cultural Centre in Paris and Counsellor for Cultural Affairs at the Embassy in Paris.