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

Participate in Public Consultations on the Post-2020 EU Budget News, EU Culture Policy, Projects & Calls, Advocacy, Museums as Social Agents, Museum Management, Intercultural Dialogue, Urban Development, Museums in a Digital World, European funding for museums

16.01.2018 | EU open consultation asks about the priorities for the EU budget including programmes and policies beyond 2020. A wide range of topics that are particularly relevant for the museum and culture sector is included. The surveys are...
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Briefing for European Parliament on "Arts, culture, and cultural awareness in education" News, EU Culture Policy, Sharing, Museums as Social Agents

02.01.2018 | The brief from November 2017 summarises the current status of the role of arts and culture in the EU, looking at European policies and EU mechanisms and their effect in the Member States.
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UNESCO Global Report 2018: Reshaping Cultural Policies News, EU Culture Policy, Advocacy, Sharing

15.12.2017 | The Report examines how the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the "Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions" has inspired policy change at the global and country level and puts forward policy recommendations for...
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