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

Committee on Culture and Education highlights "chronic under-funding" of Culture in draft opinion on draft budget for EU financial year 2018 News, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums

27.06.2017 | In a draft opinion by the Committee om Culture and Education, rapporteur Morten L√łkkegaard, emphasised the under-funding of the culture sub-programmes in the Creative Europe and Europe for Citizens programmes.
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STEPS Pilot Project on Cultural Heritage and Diverse Societies implemented by Lisbon and Rijeka News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue, Cultural Tourism, Museums as Social Agents

26.06.2017 | The co-joint project of the EU and the Council of Europe "STEPS" will be piloted in Lisbon, Portugal and Rijeka, Croatia to feed into the European Year of Cultural Heritage and Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture.
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Report "Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations" adopted by CULT and AFET News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, Learning

23.06.2017 | The report, which was prepared by the European Parliament, under the umbrella of the CULT and AFET Committees, presents objectives, tools and discusses strategies the EU should take towards enhanced international cultural...
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