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

Reviewed EU Public Sector Information (PSI Directive) Adopted    News | EU Culture Policy | Copyrights

 |  On 6 June 2019, the EU Member States adopted the reviewed Directive on Open Data and the Re-use of at the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting. NEMO has long argued for the need of more resources to enable...
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NEMO attends Meeting on future EU level Culture Policy and Funding with the European Commission    News | EU Culture Policy | NEMO activities

 |  On 17 June 2019, NEMO met with other European culture networks and the European Commission to discuss future culture policy and funding at EU level. The meeting took place at NEMO’s member the House of European History in...
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What Changes will the new EU Copyright Directive bring to Europe's Cultural Heritage Institutions    News | Museum Management | EU Culture Policy | Copyrights

 |  The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was added to the Official Journal of the European Union on 17 May 2019. The Member States of the European Union have until 7 June 2021 to implement the new directive. In...
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