€120m Set Aside in Grants to Help Cultural Sector Cope With COVID-19 Crisis

By 2 December 2021
Croatian Minister of Culture, Nina Obuljen Korzinek
Croatian Minister of Culture, Nina Obuljen Korzinek Photo: Milan Sabic/PIXSELL

ZAGREB, 2 Dec 2021 - Addressing an international conference on creative industries, Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek said on Thursday that during the COVID-19 pandemic, over HRK 900 million (€120 million) had been provided for the cultural and creative sectors to help them cope with the corona crisis.

The minister said that the government, in cooperation with associations, had responded promptly and drawn up a set of measures to help the creative industry in coping with the consequences of the COVID1-19 pandemic.

Of the HRK  900 million, HRK 300 million was earmarked for the development of the cultural and creative sectors.

"A portion will go towards the media sector, for setting up a fact-checking system and registers for transparent information on the ownership and financing of media outlets, while HRK 250 million has been set aside for the transformation of and boosting the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industry," Obuljen Koržinek said.

She expressed hope that the grants would help the sector recover from this crisis.

The two-day conference opened today in Zagreb.

(€1 = HRK 7.5)

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