European Structural Investment Funds

The European Structural Investment funds (EUR 188 million) for the period 2014–2020, administered by the Ministry of Culture, will be invested in the actualisation of cultural heritage objects as well as modernisation of cultural infrastructure.

Public and private legal entities (also religious communities or associations) will be able to receive funding for project implementation under measures administered by the Ministry of Culture. Project funding is planned to be carried out by way of national and regional project planning, tender and by applying financial measures.

The key criterion for the assessment of submitted applications is the change in activities carried out in the cultural infrastructure and heritage objects after investments. The social added value created by investments will be considered: by seeking higher quality, accessibility and interactivity of cultural services, creation of greater added value and satisfaction of the identified demand, by fostering additional visitor flows, forming opportunities for local businesses, increasing attractiveness for investments, business development, and job creation in target areas. Investments are targeted at the management of cultural heritage and infrastructure and adaptation thereof to cultural and related educational, economic, social and other needs. Construction of new buildings will not be financed.

For further information on the measures administered by the Ministry of Culture, please contact Rimvydas Dilba by phone +370 608 47 677 or email [email protected].

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the implementation of the Interinstitutional Action Plan “Culture”. The Plan aims to consolidate the measures actions, mainly financed by European Structural Investment Funds, in order to create the conditions for the use of the potential of the cultural sector by enhancing public identity, creativity, developing cultural services across Lithuania and fostering dissemination of Lithuanian culture as well as international competitiveness. The Interinstitutional Action Plan “Culture” covers measures administered by different institutions (the Ministries of Culture, Economy, Health, Education and Science, Environment, Social Security and Labour, Transport and Communications, Agriculture, the Interior, and the Department of Statistics) and is focused on the implementation of progress and changes in the field of culture.

Last updated: 18-11-2023