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 EC Proposes Revision of “Key Competences for Lifelong Learning” News, EU Culture Policy

26.02.2018 | The European Commission has proposed a council recommendation on the Key Competences for Lifelong Learning.
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Cultural Priorities Presented by the Bulgarian Council Presidency News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue

24.02.2018 | At the January Culture Committee the Bulgarian presidency's cultural priorities were outlined by Amelia Gesheva, the Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Culture.
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Participate in Survey Shaping the Future "Agenda for Culture" News, Projects & Calls, EU Culture Policy

23.02.2018 | 10 years after its adaption, the European Agenda for Culture is to be revised. Stakeholders are asked to provide options for the agenda’s advancements by Monday 5 March.
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