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 Ministers for Culture meeting on 23 May 2017 - Adopted Council Conclusions News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue, Museum Management

23.05.2017 | During the session the ministers discussed the EU strategy for International Cultural Relations and the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The Council adopted the Council Conclusions on an EU strategic approach to...
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Contribute to the Public Consultation on key competences review for Lifelong Learning! News, Learning, EU Culture Policy, NEMO activities, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue, Audience Development

16.05.2017 | Contribute to the European Commission's consultation and emphasise the contribution of museums to lifelong learning! NEMO has reviewed the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning as well and emphasised the...
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European Year of Cultural Heritage: Council of European Union adopts proposal for EYCH 2018 News, EU Culture Policy, NEMO activities, Museums as Social Agents

15.05.2017 | The Council of the European Union has adopted the proposal by the European Commission. The proposal for a European Year of Cultural Heritage includes the decision on a budget of 8 million Euro.
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