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

Culture Action Europe Communiqué on the Commission’s Communication on "Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture" News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Advocacy, Collaboration

13.12.2017 | Culture Action Europe (CAE), a cross-sectoral European network in which NEMO is a member, shared its Communiqué on 12 December. In it CAE welcomes the political support by European institutions of culture's central role for...
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NEMO at European Culture Forum News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Advocacy, Sharing

11.12.2017 | NEMO was at the European Culture Forum from 7-8 November 2017 in Milan and joined a panel on cultural heritage and civil society, representing the voice of museums in Europe. The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 was also...
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80% of EU citizens consider cultural heritage important for themselves and their communities, finds new Eurobarometer News, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums

07.12.2017 | The new Eurobarometer survey was released on 7 December 2017. It took a close look at cultural heritage and its role for and effect on European citizens, with a majority acknowledging the sense of belonging created through...
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