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Lithuanian cultural policy: challenges and achievements

Vol. 9, No 1, 2016

Dalia Streimikiene


Mykolas Romeris University Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuanian cultural policy: challenges and achievements




Abstract. The aim of this paper is to review Lithuanian cultural policy system and achievement in its improvement. The main tasks to achieve this aim are: to give brief overview of Lithuanian cultural policy and its major developments; to compare Lithuanian cultural indicators with other EU member states; to develop policy recommendations based on analysis conducted. Studies show that adults’ culture consumption habits are influenced by the frequency and the earliness of encounter with culture and whether they are taught to participate in cultural life. Therefore, increasing the accessibility of culture to children regardless of their family and social environment is an important priority of our culture policy. It can take the form of both integrating cultural education disciplines into the curriculum of general education and creating educational programmes adapted to the young generation and the cultural activity centers.


Received: December, 2015

1st Revision: January, 2016

Accepted: March, 2016


DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2016/9-1/16

JEL Classification: Z1, Z18

Keywords: cultural policy, cultural indicators, Lithuania