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

NEMO has a dedicated webpage for the European Year of Cultural Heritage! News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Projects & Calls, Museum Management

30.05.2017 | NEMO created a webpage dedicated to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 to bring together relevant information and inform about opportunities, activities and events.
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Open Letter on EU Copyright Reform News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Copyrights, Museums in a Digital World

29.05.2017 | NEMO is among the over 60 signatories of the open letter to the Ministers attending the Competitiveness Council and European Parliament Rapporteur MEP Therese Comodini Cachia asking the European lawmakers to oppose some of the...
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European Ministers for Culture meeting on 23 May 2017 - Adopted Council Conclusions News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue, Museum Management

23.05.2017 | During the session the ministers discussed the EU strategy for International Cultural Relations and the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The Council adopted the Council Conclusions on an EU strategic approach to...
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