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

EU Copyright legislation: NEMO at Europeana stakeholder meeting to discuss the European Commission's proposal on copyright in the Digital Single Market News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Copyrights, Museums in a Digital World

13.01.2017 | NEMO's Working Group IPR participated at the Europeana stakeholder meeting on 11 January 2017 with over 20 representatives from the cultural heritage sector and collective management organisations on 'Out of Commerce works' and...
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European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: Joint letter by the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 to EU Heads of State and Government for appropriate funding News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums, Intercultural Dialogue

21.12.2016 | On 20 December 2016, the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 comprised of 37 European and international heritage organisations, including NEMO, has sent a joint letter calling on 28 EU Heads of State and Government to fully support...
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Statement by the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts: No Sustainable Development without Culture News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents, Urban Development

20.12.2016 | NEMO is part of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts, which appeals to the European Commission in a statement to include culture, arts and creative work in the European Commission's new strategy for achieving the 2030...
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