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

Creative Europe’s Framework on Cultural Heritage ensures that the Legacy of the EYCH 2018 Remains a Priority    News | EU Culture Policy

 |  On 5 December 2018, the document “European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage” was released. The framework builds on the results of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 by making sure that the legacy of the year will...
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Cultural Heritage is Prominent in the Council Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022    News | EU Culture Policy

 |  On 27 November 2018, the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, EYCS, met in Brussels, Belgium. The work plan for culture 2019-2022 was on the agenda.
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NEMO Appeal to the German Culture Minister to support the Proposed Boost of the Creative Europe    News | Advocacy | EU Culture Policy | NEMO activities

 |  Together with several German culture organisations NEMO has sent several German culture organisations have joined forces and sent a joint letter to Monika Grütters, German Minister of Culture and Media, on 22 November 2018, to ask...
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