Portugal/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.2 National definition of culture

The Ministry of Culture defines culture as "an indispensable element in developing intellectual capabilities and the quality of life, important as a factor in citizenship and a key instrument for a critical understanding and knowledge of the real world" (in http://www.portaldacultura.gov.pt/ministeriocultura. Accessed 15 November 2010).

Chapter published: 13-07-2011