About the Ministry
The Act on the Organization and Scope of Activities of State Administration Bodies (NN 85/20)
The Ministry of Culture and Media performs administrative and other tasks in the field of culture that are related to the following: development and improvement of culture, cultural and artistic creation, cultural life and activities; foundation of institutions and other legal entities in the field of culture; promotion of cultural relationships with other countries and international institutions; fostering the development of cultural and creative industries; normative and administrative tasks in the field of media; professional and administrative tasks for the Croatian Commission for UNESCO; fostering programmes aimed at meeting the cultural needs of the Croatian people in other countries; provision of financial, material and other prerequisites for the performance and development of cultural activities, especially museum, gallery, library, archive, theatre, music, music and theatre, publishing, visual art and audio-visual activities.
The Ministry performs administrative and other tasks that are related to the following: researching, examining, monitoring, recording, documenting and promoting cultural heritage; the central information and documentation service; determining the characteristics of the protected cultural property; prescribing criteria for defining the public needs programmes in the segment of culture in the Republic of Croatia; provision, coordination and supervision of funding programmes related to the protection of cultural heritage; foundation and supervision of institutions performing tasks of the protection of cultural heritage; evaluation of operational requirements of legal and natural persons engaged in restoration, conservation and other tasks related to the protection of cultural heritage; provision of conditions for education and training of professionals in the tasks related to the protection of cultural heritage; supervision of traffic, import and export of protected cultural property; prescribing criteria for the use and purpose of cultural property and management of cultural property in accordance with the regulations; prescribing specific construction criteria aimed at the protection of cultural heritage; inspection tasks related to the protection of cultural heritage.
The Ministry performs administrative and other tasks related to monitoring and coordinating policies in the field of copyright and related rights protection, implements measures to improve the determined state of this area, and performs tasks related to financing culture and media from EU funds.
In joint participation with the ministry responsible for the management of state property, the Ministry of Culture and Media performs the tasks of management and disposal of companies’ stocks and shareholdings constituting state property owned by the Republic of Croatia, as well as tasks in respect to companies that are mainly engaged in activities within the remit of this Ministry.
The Ministry of Culture and Media performs tasks related to the participation of the Republic of Croatia in the work of bodies of the European Union, within the area of its remit.
The Ministry performs further tasks assigned to it through special acts.