Cultural institution in the European Union in the era of globalization on the example of Poland and Germany Cover Image

Instytucje kultury w Unii Europejskiej w dobie globalizacji na przykładzie Polski i Niemiec
Cultural institution in the European Union in the era of globalization on the example of Poland and Germany

Author(s): Maria Koniusz
Subject(s): Sociology of Culture
Published by: Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczno-Humanistyczna
Keywords: cultural policy; institutions of culture; achievements of culture; cultural heritage; European Union programmes

Summary/Abstract: The subject is the analysis of cultural institutions activities in two European Union states: Poland and Germany. Cultural policy of these two countries has been demonstrated. Also the differences between these two countries have been analysed. Special emphasis has been put on the place the cultural activities of the European Union occupy in the form of projects, programmes and funds. The place of culture in Poland has changed after 1989. New procedures concerning the organization and financing of culture as well as areas connected with culture were announced in 1993. They state that each country should facilitate all actions the cultural institutions to find themselves in a free market and to protect their heritage. The head body responsible for the implementation of the procedures in Poland is the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In Germany a similar institution like Federal Ministry of Culture, has never existed. In 1998 a position of Federal Government Plenipotentiary for Culture and Media was created to be responsible for the cultural policy and financial support of the institutions of culture. This person also should represent the German culture worldwide. In Germany on both federal and community levels special bodies in charge of cultural matter operate. Comparison of cultural institutions in Poland and Germany, reflects their different character and specific method of functioning, to meet the specific requirements and directions of development.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 11-52
  • Page Count: 42
  • Language: Polish