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The gap in cultural supply and demand between the rich and developed northern and central regions and an underprivileged southern Italy is in fact a long lasting problem.
Notwithstanding the significant thrust set in motion also by means of the European Structural Funds, according to most cultural indicators this gap is growing even wider.
Financial restrictions have caused a progressive downgrading of our artistic and historic assets (Pompeii's collapses are only the most well known case), as well as of our artistic creativity, our cultural institutions, our cultural industries, and, consequently, a downsizing of cultural employment.
The great potential for strengthening competitiveness in a globalised world using our unique heritage and tradition in artistic talents has not yet been fully acknowledged by our ruling class.
However, only the first two goals were actively pursued from the outset, whereas the "promotion of cultural development" – at that time a quite anticipatory goal – remained for decades in the background.
The first laws pertaining to cultural matters were adopted by the Parliament in 19, focusing mainly on safeguarding the heritage.
The President warned that heritage protection and cultural development should rank much higher in the scale of government priorities and in the allocation of public funds, in spite of the present financial constraints.
Positive signs of a new awareness of the potential role of culture in boosting Italy's civic, economic and social development have been shown recently by the two centre-left coalition governments subsequently formed after the 2013 political elections (see chapter 4.2.1).
In fact, given the unparalleled wealth of the multi-layered Italian historic and artistic assets and the considerable burden of its maintenance on the public purse, heritage has always represented the prevailing domain of public policy in the cultural sector.
A noteworthy parenthesis to this longstanding trend was to be witnessed during the 1920s and 1930s under fascist rule, when Italy was one of the first countries to create a ministry specifically in charge of the cultural sector: the which actually soon became quite unpopular.