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

Consultation by European Commission: Review of the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning News, Projects & Calls, EU Culture Policy, Learning, Audience Development

08.03.2017 | Take part in the consultation on key competences for lifelong learning and help develop quality, future-oriented education and training policies for the EU.
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[Call for Applications] Skills, Training & Knowledge Transfer: traditional and emerging heritage - Voices of Culture News, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents, Museums in a Digital World, Learning

22.02.2017 | If you are active in the field of traditional and emerging heritage or deal with skills, training or knowledge transfer in these sectors, you can now apply to participate in the structured dialogue with the European Commission.
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European Year of Cultural Heritage: European Parliament and Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union agree on EYCH 2018 News, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums, NEMO activities

10.02.2017 | On 9 February, the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement with the current presidency of the Council of the European Union for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 marking a big step in the work and advocacy...
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