Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Korzinek presented the priorities of the Croatian EU presidency relevant to her department at a meeting of the EU Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council in Brussels on Thursday.
Speaking to the Croatian press after the meeting, she said that during its EU presidency in the first half of next year Croatia would organise a conference on risk management in the conservation of cultural heritage.
“It is an important topic in the context of climate change and other risks to heritage. What has been going on in Venice in the last few days shows how important that is,” Obuljen Korzinek said, referring to the flood threatening Venice.
Croatia will also organise a conference on media literacy, in late March or early April. “That is a topic for the future, how to teach young generations to use the media and social networks, to behave responsibly and become resilient to fake news,” the minister said.
Also discussed during the Croatian EU presidency will be mobility in the cultural and creative sector.
Croatia has prepared a varied cultural programme that will be presented in the EU member states and other countries in the first half of 2020.
“The programme provides a very good overview of our rich heritage as well contemporary artistic content, including music, theatre and exhibitions. I believe we will use these six months well to bring Croatian culture closer to the public across the EU and in Brussels,” Obuljen Korzinek said.