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

The EC has selected NEMO to be part of a Cultural Heritage Expert Group    News | Advocacy | EU Culture Policy | NEMO activities

 |  NEMO has been selected by the European Commission to participate in an expert group on Cultural Heritage. The group will build on the outcome of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, gathering policy makers, stakeholders...
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Be Part of Shaping the Next EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon Europe    News | EU Culture Policy

 |  The European Commission invites people to have their say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation. An online consultation will feed into the process of shaping the new EU research and innovation programme...
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Call for Proposals for Platform(s) for Cultural Content Innovation    News | Projects & Calls | EU Culture Policy

 |  Following a successful meeting between stakeholders, NEMO being one of them, on 14 May 2019, a call for project proposals has been issued by the European Commission. Proposals on projects that incentivise European content...
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