With a cultural budget of 200 euros, the federal government wants to motivate young adults to open up to cultural projects and productions, while at the same time acting as a driver for restrained cultural consumption as well as promoting the cultural demand of tomorrow.

The „KulturPass“ is to be launched next year and will initially be available to all young people in Germany who turn 18 next year. According to the Federal Statistical Office, that will be around 750,000 people.

This measure is one of the results of yesterday’s budget committee meeting, which also saw the budget of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media increased by around 222.9 million euros to 2.4 billion euros to now 2.3 billion euros.