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

Public Consultation on Europeana News, EU Culture Policy, Museums in a Digital World, Advocacy, Collaboration

26.10.2017 | The European Commission has launched an evaluation of the digital cultural heritage platform Europeana for organisations and members of the public with a personal or professional interest in digital cultural heritage or Europeana...
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Copyright exceptions: an archivists' perspective News, EU Culture Policy, Copyrights, Museums in a Digital World, Advocacy, Sharing

19.10.2017 | In a world where we are constantly in search of the new, archives – information recorded about the everyday activities of governments, businesses, organizations and individuals – may, at first sight, seem rather outdated and...
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Statement on Culture in regions and cities on the occasion of the closure of the European week of Regions and Cities News, NEMO activities, Advocacy, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue, Collaboration

12.10.2017 | NEMO as part of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts signed a statement on the European week of Regions and Cities, highlighting their impact on the future of the European Union and emphasising the value of culture and...
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