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BallThis section contains SFAO audits related to sport and cultural policy issues.

Audit Subsidies - Federal Office of Culture

The dispatch on the promotion of culture for the period 2016 to 2020 defines three strategic thrusts: strengthening participation in cultural life, promoting social cohesion and respect for linguistic and cultural minorities, and exploiting the creative and innovative potential of culture for Switzerland's development. In 2016, the subsidies of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) totalled CHF 141.2 million.

Audit number: 17416

Audit Youth and Sport subsidies: synthesis report - Federal Office of Sport

The Youth and Sport (Y+S) programme of the Federal Office of Sport (FOSPO) supports organisers – mainly sports clubs – of sports courses and camps for children and young people with contributions. Approximately CHF 100 million, or about 80% of FOSPO's total subsidy credit, is used to support around 70 sports and disciplines and over 600,000 participants per year. FOSPO is responsible for the programme and works together with sports associations and the cantons, which in turn are responsible for approvals and systematic controls of courses and camps. A key programme objective is the basic and advanced training of Y+S instructors.

Audit number: 17657

Audit Subsidies: synthesis report - Pro Helvetia

The public law foundation Pro Helvetia (PH) is charged with promoting Swiss art and culture with a view to diversity and high quality. The culture dispatch for 2016 to 2020 set a payment framework for PH. After cutbacks, this amounts to CHF 202.8 million, which corresponds to an average of around CHF 40.5 million per year.

Audit number: 17614