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

First Political Internships at Museums on an European level News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents, Advocacy

09.06.2018 | On 25 May 2018, the first instance of NEMO Political Internships at Museums took place. MEP and member of the CULT committee, Julie Ward interned at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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The European Commission proposes a +27 % Budget Increase for the new Creative Europe Programme News, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums

31.05.2018 | On 30 May 2018, the proposal for the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027 was presented by the European Commission. NEMO welcomes the proposal of the Commission and is happy to see that the Creative Europe‚Äôs total budget increases...
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Cultural Heritage to be Mainstreamed across EU Policy Fields News, Intercultural Dialogue, EU Culture Policy

23.05.2018 | On Wednesday 23 May 2018, the Bulgarian Presidency presented the Conclusions on mainstreaming cultural heritage in other EU policy fields will be adopted by the Council of Ministers. The objective of the conclusion is to bring...
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