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

European Heritage Label: 25 sites pre-selected for European Commission News, Cultural Tourism, EU Culture Policy

02.05.2017 | 19 Member States of the European Union proposed 25 sites to the European Commission to be awarded the European Heritage Label. The Commission will designate the sites in early 2018.
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NEMO in Brussels for European Heritage Alliance 3.3 and Voices of Culture News, EU Culture Policy, NEMO activities, Intercultural Dialogue, Cultural Creativity, European funding for museums

28.04.2017 | NEMO participated in the meetings of the Alliance on 27 April and the structured dialogue meeting of Voices of Culture on 28 April in Brussels, to discuss the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
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European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 - funding of 8 million Euro secured News, EU Culture Policy, NEMO activities, European funding for museums, Intercultural Dialogue, Cultural Tourism, Museums as Social Agents

27.04.2017 | During a vote on 27 April 2017 the European Parliament decided on proper funding for cultural projects as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. The EYCH was initiated as part of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 -...
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