A More Effective System of Cultural Heritage Protection is Being Developed

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2020 06 15

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The concept of the policy for the preservation and actualisation of cultural heritage has been approved by the order of the Minister of Culture.

The concept formulates the most important directions of cultural heritage protection, for the implementation of which the draft action plan for the policy of preservation and actualisation of cultural heritage 2020–2024 will be prepared and approved by the order of the Minister of Culture. The plan will set out specific measures to achieve the intended goals and objectives.

The concept defines the goal of the policy of preservation and actualisation of cultural heritage, i.e. to form an integrated policy for the protection and promotion of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, improving the existing legal framework for the protection of cultural heritage, developing a result-oriented management system for the protection of cultural heritage and ensuring integral and long-term progress of the state in the field of cultural heritage.

The main tasks of the concept are to create an effective long-term national development programme for the protection of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, to enhance the management of the protection of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. The tasks are also set to ensure the research, disclosure, systematisation and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage and to raise awareness of the value of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, its diversity, the peculiar interaction of different cultural traditions, manifested through the diversity of cultural expression. The concept also sets the goals to strengthen the dialogue between the heritage community and investors and to strengthen and improve the system of financial and non-financial incentives.

The draft concept was considered by the Commission of Experts on the Protection of Immovable Cultural Heritage and the Council of Ethnic Culture and Intangible Cultural Heritage, coordinated with the Secretariat of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO and other responsible institutions, was also presented for public consultations on the platform E.pilietis and presented at a public sitting of the Seimas Culture Committee.