The Cultural Affairs Committee

The Cultural Affairs Committee - a preparatory body of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council

A representative of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage participates in the Committee at working level. In the second half of 2011, Poland chaired the Committee as a running Council presidency. In recent years the Committee on Culture’s work included the following subjects:

  • European Agenda for Culture and the subsequent long-time Council Plans in the field of culture
  • the decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing UE action for the European Heritage Label
  • the decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the EU action for the European Capital of Culture 2020-2033
  • Council regulation on the establishment of the Europe for Citizens 2014-2020 programme
  • Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council No. 1295/2013 establishing the „Creative Europe” programme
  • recast of the Council directive on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State
  • other issues remaining within the framework of non-legislative cooperation, including: cultural contribution to the Europe 2020 Strategy, the relationship between culture and other internal EU policies, the role of culture in external relations, cultural and creative industries, statistics on culture, the mobility of artists and collections.

The representatives of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage also participate in the Workgroup on Audio-visual Matters and the Workgroup on Copyright Law.

Poland is also represented in all of the expert workgroups assembled within the open coordination method in the field of culture. The work of existing groups involved, i.a.:

  • artists’ mobility - art houses
  • collections’ mobility - facilitating lending of works of art
  • supporting export strategies for creative and cultural industries
  • the use of EU funds for culture
  • synergy between education and culture
  • creative partnerships
  • multiculturalism in cultural institutions.

koniec głównej treści

contact details:

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17
00-071 Warszawa

Department of International Relations
phone: +48 22 42 10 240
fax: +48 22 826 19 22

Contact for journalists:
Ministry’s Information Centre
phone +48 22 42 10 555
fax: +48 22 42 10 441
e-mail: rzecznik@mkidn(dot)gov(dot)pl