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

G7 Cultural Summit: Discussions and Results News, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, EU Culture Policy, Urban Development

03.04.2017 | From 30-31 March 2017 the first G7 Cultural Summit was held in Florence, Italy. The safeguarding of cultural heritage and the role of culture for intercultural dialogue were discussed during the meeting of the cultural ministers...
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G7 CULTURAL SUMMIT: Open Letter to the Cultural Ministers from France, the UK, Germany and Italy from European Alliance for Culture and the Arts News, EU Culture Policy, NEMO activities, Museums as Social Agents

23.03.2017 | NEMO is among the signatories of the Open Letter by the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts shared on 23 March 2017 directed towards the G7 cultural ministers.
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NEMO Publication: Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Cultural Tourism, Urban Development

10.03.2017 | With "Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums" NEMO follows up on its conference of the same name held in November 2016. The articles introduce and discuss spill-over effects, innovative business models and cooperation...
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