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 Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: Meeting between NEMO and Europa Nostra News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy

31.01.2017 | NEMO Secretary General Julia Pagel met with Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra, in Berlin on 30 January 2017 to discuss the developments and initiatives at EU and heritage organisations level planned...
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Creative Europe - Open Public Consultation News, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums, Projects & Calls, NEMO activities

25.01.2017 | The European Commission launched a public consultation on the Creative Europe programme to gather comments and perspectives on its objectives, effectiveness and efficiency as well as a possible successor programme after 2020. It...
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EU Copyright legislation: NEMO at Europeana stakeholder meeting to discuss the European Commission's proposal on copyright in the Digital Single Market News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Copyrights, Museums in a Digital World

13.01.2017 | NEMO's Working Group IPR participated at the Europeana stakeholder meeting on 11 January 2017 with over 20 representatives from the cultural heritage sector and collective management organisations on 'Out of Commerce works' and...
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