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

New EU Regulations on Cultural Heritage Imports    News | Collection Mobility | Museum Management | EU Culture Policy

 |  On 9 April 2019, the European Council adopted new rules to tackle illicit trafficking in cultural goods. From Autumn 2020, all artefacts older than 250 years will need an import licence.
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Call for Applications to Join the Cultural Heritage Forum    News | Projects & Calls | EU Culture Policy | Sharing

 |  An open call for applications to join the Cultural Heritage Forum has been launched. Apply by Tuesday 21 May 2019 to be part of maintaining the spirit of cooperation and policy dialogue that was achieved during the European Year...
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24 EU Member States will cooperate on Digitising Cultural Heritage    News | EU Culture Policy | Museums in a Digital World

 |  On 9 April 2019, 24 European countries signed a Declaration of cooperation on advancing digitisation of cultural heritage.
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