The project to completely dematerialize the administrative procedures and the requests for financial assistance processed by the Ministry of Culture was selected as part of the first call for projects of the Fund for the Transformation of Public Action (FTAP).

The Ministry of Culture, one of the first departments to set up an online portal of approaches, is very committed to modernization and simplification. The support of the Fund for the Transformation of Public Action will allow us to go even further in the dematerialization and improvement of services to users », commented Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture.

The Ministry of Culture’s project will benefit from an allocation of two million euros.

Dematerialisation concerns all the steps taken with the central and decentralized departments of the Ministry of Culture. In total, more than 550,000 applications are made each year by various users (individuals, associations, businesses, public institutions, local and regional authorities or other State services) who are examined by the Ministry of Culture. (Request for information, a grant, authorization for planning on a listed site or for works on historic monuments, licences for performing artists, or export certificates for cultural property).

All these procedures will be fully paperless by 2021, making it possible to improve the quality of service to users by simplifying procedures, reducing processing times and increasing transparency and traceability in procedures. This project also aims to improve the working conditions of staff and administrative efficiency.