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

European Heritage Alliance 3.3: Joint letter to EU leaders to recognise fundamental role of cultural heritage for the future of Europe News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue, Urban Development

06.02.2017 | NEMO is among the 39 signatories of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3's appeal that was reiterated prior to the informal European Summit in Malta on 3 February 2017 for adequate financial resources for the European Year of...
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Political Statement on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties by European Alliance for Culture and the Arts News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue

01.02.2017 | NEMO is among the 33 signatories of the statement calling on European institutions and Member States to include culture and the arts in the strategic goals of the Union.
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Call for Applications: EYCH 2018 "Voices of Culture and Heritage" News, Projects & Calls, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue

31.01.2017 | Those interested in European cultural heritage and actions for the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018 are invited to respond to the special call in the framework of the Voices of Culture Programme – structured...
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