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

Study about Heritage and Education at EU Level Published    News | EU Culture Policy | NEMO activities

 |  Recommendations about heritage and education were recently published on request of the CULT committee of the European Parliament. NEMO is one of the contributors to “Research for CULT Committee - Education in Cultural Heritage”,...
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Mainstreaming Culture across EU Policy Fields in the Post 2020 Financial Framework    News | EU Culture Policy

Henry Moore, Krieger mit Schild, Kunsthalle Mannheim

 |  When the future programme for the cultural and creative sectors was presented by the European Commission in the end of May 2018, it was clear that Creative Europe remains and that culture will be mainstreamed across policy fields.
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Study Released about the Creative Europe Programme's Next Cycle    News | EU Culture Policy | European funding for museums

 |  The study Creative Europe: Towards the Next Programme Generation, commissioned by the European Parliament CULT Committee and carried out by KEA, provides recommendations for a more ambitious future Creative Europe programme,...
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