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

Second Meeting of Stakeholders and National Coordinators for European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue

11.09.2017 | From 7-8 September 2017 stakeholders and national coordinators for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH2018) met in Brussels, Belgium. The European Commission provided an update on the actions for the Year and...
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European Commission releases Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2017 News, Urban Development, EU Culture Policy, Cultural Creativity, Museums as Social Agents

05.09.2017 | 168 cities in 30 European countries were measured for their "cultural vibrancy", "creative economy" and "enabling environment". The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor illuminates the importance of culture and creativity and...
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Publication on Crowdfunding in the Cultural and Creative Sectors News, Museum Management, Audience Development, European funding for museums, EU Culture Policy, Museums in a Digital World

09.08.2017 | "Crowdfunding - Reshaping the crowd's engagement in culture" is the European Commission's new publication looking at the role, potential and barriers of crowdfunding for the CCS. It concludes with recommendations for the CCS as...
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