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

The New European Agenda for Culture News, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums

22.05.2018 | On 22 May 2018, the new Agenda for Culture was adopted by the European Commission.
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Factsheet on Culture has been updated by the European Parliament's Research Service News, EU Culture Policy

19.05.2018 | The factsheet on culture has been updated by the European Parliament's research service.
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Culture Identified as Cornerstone for a Strong European Identity News, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents

19.05.2018 | The European Committee of the Regions’ plenary session on 17 May 2018 resulted in the adoption of two important opinions, both highlighting the importance of culture and cultural heritage.
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