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

Copyright exceptions: an archivists' perspective News, EU Culture Policy, Copyrights, Museums in a Digital World, Advocacy

19.10.2017 | In a world where we are constantly in search of the new, archives – information recorded about the everyday activities of governments, businesses, organizations and individuals – may, at first sight, seem rather outdated and...
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Statement on Culture in regions and cities on the occasion of the closure of the European week of Regions and Cities News, NEMO activities, Advocacy, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue

12.10.2017 | NEMO as part of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts signed a statement on the European week of Regions and Cities, highlighting their impact on the future of the European Union and emphasising the value of culture and...
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NEMO responds to EU PSI Directive News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Advocacy, Museums in a Digital World

10.10.2017 | The public consultation of the PSI Directive by the European Commission investigates the response to the current PSI Directive on the accessibility and re-use of public and publicly funded data.
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