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 Council supports proposal for European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 News, EU Culture Policy, NEMO activities

23.11.2016 | During the "Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council" from 21 to 22 November 2016, the European Council adopted a general approach regarding a proposal for a decision on a European Year of Cultural Heritage (2018). Together...
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European Commission: Public Consultation on the rules on import of cultural goods News, EU Culture Policy, Projects & Calls, Museum Management, Collection Mobility, Intercultural Dialogue

21.11.2016 | Until 23 January 2017 the European Commission seeks the views of all interested parties on the adoption of customs rules governing the import of cultural goods in the territory of the EU.
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Look back at NEMO's 24th Annual Conference News, NEMO activities, Museum Management, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents

16.11.2016 | From 10-12 November 2016 Karlsruhe, Germany was home to NEMO's 24th Annual Conference "Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums" with 33 speakers and participants from 36 countries. The conference proceedings will be...
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