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

Call for Experts to Work with EU-Project Routes4U News, Collection Mobility, Urban Development, EU Culture Policy, Projects & Calls

20.03.2018 | As the new Route4U-project is outlined, a call for experts is announced. The project aims to foster the regional development through the Cultural Routes in the Maro Regions (Baltic Sea Region, Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian...
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Policy Paper on Integrated European Research Policy News, EU Culture Policy, Learning, Urban Development, Intercultural Dialogue

12.03.2018 | The European Commission releases a policy paper apropos the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The paper is a notable attempt to assess the potentials and challenges of a shared European cultural heritage.
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The EC Proposes Revision of “Key Competences for Lifelong Learning” News, EU Culture Policy

26.02.2018 | The European Commission has proposed a council recommendation on the Key Competences for Lifelong Learning.
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