EU Culture Policy

EU policy on cultural cooperation began between member states in 1992 with its inclusion in the Maastricht Treaty. The EU culture policy addresses and promotes the cultural dimension of European integration through legislation and funding. This concerns the development of cultural activity, education or research in the fields of cinema and audiovisual, publishing, music and crafts.

Many other EU policies do have a link and impact on the culture policy. NEMO publishes the links and relevant initiatives on the European level for museums and their staff.

To access publications and other documents that regard EU Cultural Policy, head to the Reading Corner.

Recent News in EU Culture Policy

Study Released about the Creative Europe Programme's Next Cycle News, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums

04.07.2018 | The study Creative Europe: Towards the Next Programme Generation, commissioned by the European Parliament CULT Committee and carried out by KEA, provides recommendations for a more ambitious future Creative Europe programme,...
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Paper on Cultural Heritage in European Policies News, EU Culture Policy

04.07.2018 | In a recent paper, the European Parliament has mapped out the evolution of cultural heritage, its role and place in society, as well as the way it is perceived and interpreted in the context of related EU prerogatives.
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NEMO Reaffirms the Importance of Cultural Heritage by signing the “Berlin Call to Action” News, Projects & Calls, EU Culture Policy

26.06.2018 | NEMO is proud to sign and share the “Berlin Call to Action”, which builds momentum from the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and calls for action with tangible results in regard to cultural heritage. The document was...
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