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

Publication on Crowdfunding in the Cultural and Creative Sectors News, Museum Management, Audience Development, European funding for museums, EU Culture Policy, Museums in a Digital World

09.08.2017 | "Crowdfunding - Reshaping the crowd's engagement in culture" is the European Commission's new publication looking at the role, potential and barriers of crowdfunding for the CCS. It concludes with recommendations for the CCS as...
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New Resource - Launch of the 'Copyright Cortex' News, Copyrights, Museum Management, EU Culture Policy

03.08.2017 | This online resource is dedicated to copyright and digital cultural heritage and provides "information and expert commentary on how copyright law affects the creation and management of digital cultural heritage."
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New Approaches to Working with Orphan Works News, Copyrights, EU Culture Policy, Museums in a Digital World, Museum Management

03.08.2017 | At the international symposium "New Approaches to the Orphan Works Problem" held at the end of June, the beta version of the EnDow platform was launched and ways to enable and foster "diligent search" were discussed.
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