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.
News from Ministry of Culture
Investments in culture, democracy and sports in the 2020 Budget
In the Budget Bill for 2020, the Government, together with the Liberal Party and Centre Party, puts forward several proposals to strengthen democracy, culture and sports throughout Sweden. Here you can learn more about some of the proposals within the Ministry of Culture’s budget areas.
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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.
New reading initiative will get more children and young people to read
The Government is investing a total of SEK 60 million over four years in reading promotion initiatives in the area of culture. Initiatives will also be carried out in the schools sector. The aim is to improve reading skills and increase reading among children and young people throughout the country. The initiatives are part of the Budget Bill for 2017, which is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
Continued efforts for a Sweden that stands together – Government to invest SEK 132 million
The Government is mobilising efforts to foster an open and democratic society. Initiatives within the framework of ‘a Sweden that stands together’ were presented in the 2016 Spring Fiscal Policy Bill. This work will continue with additional initiatives for a society with open meeting places, more local cultural activities and an enhanced civil society, as well as measures against discrimination, extremism, threats and hate. A total of SEK 132 million is being committed in the Budget Bill for 2017 and the autumn amending budget for 2016. The initiatives are included in the Budget Bill for 2017 and the autumn amending budget for 2016, which are based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
A living and shared cultural heritage
The Budget Bill for 2017 contains several initiatives and reforms to safeguard an open and accessible cultural heritage. The proposals include committing resources to digitisation of the Swedish film heritage and to more museums so as to promote democracy and increase participation. The initiatives are included in the Budget Bill for 2017, which is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
The Government is investing in better conditions for culture
In the Budget Bill for 2017, the Government is investing in better conditions for culture by strengthening the performing arts and increasing the public lending right. The purpose of the Government’s increased investments is to provide more culture for more people throughout the country. The initiatives are part of the Budget Bill for 2017, which is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
The Government is investing in more local culture throughout the country
The Government proposes that an additional SEK 120 million in total be allocated over four years to the cultural cooperation model, a model that gives the county councils greater responsibility to allocate certain central government grants to local and regional cultural activities. The purpose of this investment is to create a more equitable cultural offering throughout the country and to give more people access to culture. This investment is part of the Budget Bill for 2017, which is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.