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

NEMO Statement on European Commission's Communication "Strengthening Identity through Education and Culture" News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Advocacy, Museums as Social Agents

24.11.2017 | NEMO responds to the EC's Communication from 14 November 2017 published prior to the EU Leaders' meeting in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017.
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European Parliament paper on cultural work with refugees now published online News, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums, Museums as Social Agents, Sharing, Advocacy, Intercultural Dialogue

21.11.2017 | Research of cultural work with refugees in Europe results in recommendations towards the next EU Programme Generation. The paper analyses the EU’s current programmes 2014-2020 that support cultural work with refugees in Europe...
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Statement of European Alliance for Culture and the Arts on European Commission's Communication "Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture" News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Advocacy, Collaboration, Museums as Social Agents

20.11.2017 | The Alliance, which NEMO is part of, calls on the Commission and the Council to involve stakeholders from the cultural field and discuss policy suggestions and concrete initiatives put forward in the paper.
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