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Cooperation with national authorities (OMC)

As part of the Agenda for Culture, national authorities may take part in the so-called Open Method of Coordination (OMC) in the field of culture. This means that they appoint representatives or individuals to be part of EU-wide expert groups, set up to:

There are currently OMC working groups for the following priority areas:

  • cultural diversity and dialogue / accessible and inclusive culture
  • cultural and creative industries
  • skills and mobility
  • cultural heritage (including mobility of collections).

These OMC working groups have produced the following reports in 2012:


These documents and their executive summaries are available here.

More information

Experts groups 2011-2014

Experts groups 2008-2010

Mobility – ability of artists and cultural professionals to work in other EU countries

Potential of cultural and creative industries

Mobility of collections and activities of museums

Synergy between culture and education


European Expert Network on Culture