The Danish EU Presidency

Denmark holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months from January 1st 2012.

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During the Presidency, Denmark will lead a great number of political negotiations in the EU and is also responsible for convening meetings and conferences in connection with the political agenda.

Areas of cultural policy

During the Presidency, the Ministry of Culture is responsible for leading negotiations in four main areas:


  • Film and media
  • Culture
  • Sport
  • Copyright

The work will take place in four working parties that are to prepare the Council Meeting for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport in May 2012.

Read more about the Danish Presidency (several languages)

Cultural marking of the Presidency

The Presidency is also an opportunity to mark Denmark culturally. The cultural marking is organised by the Danish Arts Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Read more about the cultural marking (several languages)

Contact persons:

Trine Stjernø,, 33 92 98 27

Anne Hallenberg,, 33 92 29 95