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

Final report and guides on Audience Development published! News, EU Culture Policy, Audience Development, Museum Management

25.04.2017 | The study "Audience Development. How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations" results in two guides on tools and rules for and of Audience Development and a final report that were now published!
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Call for support in copyright reform discussions News, EU Culture Policy, Copyrights, NEMO activities, Projects & Calls, Museums in a Digital World

18.04.2017 | The European Parliament is currently discussing the European Commission’s proposal on the Copyright Reform. The members of the European Parliament can comment on and amend the opinions of the four Committees of the EP until 25...
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Culture Action Europe reflects on "Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations" News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, Cultural Creativity, Audience Development

11.04.2017 | Adding to the conversation, Culture Action Europe (CAE) recently shared its reflections on the joint communication ‘Towards a joint strategy…’ and the opinions being developed by the EESC and CoR.
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