Additional value of EU Structural Funds and the European Agricultural Fund for Finnish cultural policy

The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture commissioned Cupore to conduct a survey of the Structural Fund and Rural Development programmes in mainland Finland in 2015. The survey's purpose was to determine the significance
and impact that the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Rural
Development Programme have had on cultural development in the programme period 2007–2013. The survey was carried out to gain more information on project implementation from the perspective of culture and the effectiveness of the cultural projects.
Several cultural projects were also analyzed from the perspectives of innovativeness, effectiveness and contributions to cultural policy. The survey and project analyses incorporated also previous research conducted in the Ministry and in CUPORE.

The surveys was reported in Finnish. An English summary of the report in available (see Publications below).

Olli Jakonen
Olli Jakonen Researcher, D.Soc.Sc.

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Ritva Mitchell
Ritva Mitchell Research Director

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