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 Campaign "Double for Culture" is Launched News, Sharing, Projects & Calls, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums

15.02.2018 | Culture Action Europe (CAE) launches the campaign "Double for Culture". The campaign aims to demonstrate the values of culture and hopes to lead to an increased budget for culture in the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework.
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What Museums Need to Know to Comply with the New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) News, Museum Management, EU Culture Policy, Museums in a Digital World, Learning

08.02.2018 | As of May 2018 the GDPR comes into effect. All companies, including the public sector, operating in the EU will follow the same set of data protection rules.
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26 Year Anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty News, EU Culture Policy, Collaboration

07.02.2018 | Wednesday 7 February marks the 26 year anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty, and therefore also the 26th anniversary of EU's ambition to promote cultural heritage.
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