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

Final report and guides on Audience Development published! News, EU Culture Policy, Audience Development, Museum Management

25.04.2017 | The study "Audience Development. How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations" results in two guides on tools and rules for and of Audience Development and a final report that were now published!
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NEMO calls for support in copyright reform discussions until 30 May 2017! News, EU Culture Policy, Copyrights, NEMO activities, Projects & Calls, Museums in a Digital World

19.04.2017 | Together with Europeana, NEMO calls on support to ammendments on copyright reform. NEMO has reached out to members of the CULT Committee concerning important amendments to the reform.
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Culture Action Europe reflects on "Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations" News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, Cultural Creativity, Audience Development

11.04.2017 | Adding to the conversation, Culture Action Europe (CAE) recently shared its reflections on the joint communication ‘Towards a joint strategy…’ and the opinions being developed by the EESC and CoR.
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