Ancient Athens, Greece, a European Heritage Label site

Cultural heritage

Find out what the European Union is doing to protect cultural heritage in Europe and around the world.

Culture policy


Find out about the EU's policies in support of the culture and creative sectors, including evidence-based policies, international cooperation, and the creation of growth and jobs through culture.

Culture policy

Culture initiatives


Discover what the EU is doing to support, promote and develop cultural activities and the creative sector.



A new Work Plan for Culture to start in 2019

The Council of the European Union adopted Conclusions on the Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022. The plan is considered a strategic instrument setting priorities and defining concrete actions to address the increasing shift to digital technologies, globalisation and growing societal diversity in the area of cultural policy.