Ministry of Culture
The Ministry of Culture is responsible for issues concerning culture, democracy, media, the national minorities, and the language and culture of the Sami people. The Ministry is also responsible for sport, youth policy and issues concerning civil society, faith communities, and burial and cremation services.
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Government grants to culture schools reintroduced
The Government intends to reintroduce government grants to municipal culture schools. The grants, which encompass SEK 50 million, will be used to broaden the offering within culture schools and reach new groups. The proposal is made in the Government’s Spring Amending Budget, which is based on an agreement between the Green Party, the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party and the Liberals.
Free museum admission to remain
Admission to a number of state-owned museums will remain free of charge under a proposal in the Government’s Spring Amending Budget for 2019. The Spring Amending Budget is based on an agreement between the Green Party, the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party and the Liberals.
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School elections initiative inspires young voters
In the spring amending budget for 2017, the Government is allocating SEK 5 million to the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society to make preparations for school elections in connection with the 2018 national general election and the 2019 European Parliament election. The initiative will benefit a large number of pupils; approximately 1 800 schools took part in the school elections ahead of the 2014 parliamentary elections.
Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the announcement of the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate
Stockholm, 4 April 2017. Check against delivery.
A comprehensive approach to combat racism and hate crime
National plan to combat racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime The overarching objective of this plan is strategic, effective and coherent work to combat racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime in Sweden.
Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the inauguration of the Göteborg Film Festival 2017
Göteborg, 27 January 2017. Check against delivery.
Opinion piece by Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister and Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy
Opinion piece in Svenska Dagbladet on International Holocaust Remembrance Day by Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister (S) and Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy (MP)
A strategy for Roma inclusion
In February 2012, a coordinated long-term strategy for Roma inclusion for the years 2012–2032 was adopted. The 20-year strategy should be seen as a strengthening of the minorities policy that applies to the five national minorities: Jews, Roma, Sami, Swedish Finns and Tornedalers. The Government plans to set aside some SEK 58 million in 2016–2019 for measures for Roma, in addition to the regular funds available for the national minorities.
A forum for shaping the future of the Baltic Sea region
Creating a common future based on trust and dialogue is necessary for the prosperity and security of the Baltic Sea region. This was Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s message when he delivered the opening speech at the 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the AIPCE Conference
Stockholm, 6 October 2016. Check against delivery.