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

Arts Council England: The arts and culture sector and exit from the European Union News, EU Culture Policy, Museum Management, European funding for museums

09.11.2016 | Like leaders from the economic sector and UK life have reflected on the implications of the UK's vote to leave the European Union for their industries, the arts and cultural sector has done the same. The Arts Council England...
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International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that destruction of heritage is a war crime News, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents

18.10.2016 | The decision announced on 27 September 2016 is a crucial step towards acknowledging the destruction of heritage no longer as "collateral damage" but a war crime.
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Consultations for position towards EU copyright reform proposals! News, EU Culture Policy, Copyrights, Museums in a Digital World, Cultural Creativity, Museum Management, Projects & Calls

05.10.2016 | Several EU Member States, among them Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Germany have opened consultations to prepare their positions on the EU copyright reform proposals.
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