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 Commission officially launches European Year of Cultural Heritage & publishes Eurobarometer News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums, Learning, Museums as Social Agents, Advocacy, Sharing, Intercultural Dialogue

07.12.2017 | Today the celebrations for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage are kicking off at the European Culture Forum in Milan. The year showcases the role of Europe's cultural heritage in fostering a shared sense of identity and...
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Funding opportunities for the cultural sector - Horizon 2020 News, European funding for museums, EU Culture Policy, Audience Development, Museums in a Digital World, Museums as Social Agents, Sharing

29.11.2017 | Several funding opportunities for the cultural and creative sector were published as part of the Horizon 2020 programme.
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Voices of Culture: Brainstorming Session on Culture for Social Inclusion News, NEMO activities, Advocacy, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents

27.11.2017 | This VoC Brainstorming Session aims to explore how public policies can encourage and support cultural institutions in working within partnerships with other sectors. NEMO has applied for the sessions to represent the voice of...
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