Kunsthaus Bregenzphoto: © Hélène Binet


NEMO's mission is to ensure museums are an integral part of European society by promoting their work and value to policy makers. We lobby agencies and stakeholders on both a national and European level.

Since 2018, NEMO organise NEMO Political Internships in Museums to give EU-politicians a greater understanding of museum work.

NEMO also regularly issues Statements regarding the museum sector and the cultural and creative sector as a whole.

Whom do we target?

NEMO liaises with the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Council, representatives of countries holding the presidency and those planning it , as well as other organisations and networks having similar interests in culture. In addition, NEMO liaises through its members with national governments.

What does lobbying mean?

With its members and allies, NEMO facilitates a constant dialogue with the above mentioned institutions concerning questions that are relevant to the museums in Europe. We believe that through dialogue we can:

  • influence policies and developments,
  • encourage the museum sector's needs and framework conditions within policy-making, and
  • advocate the museums' work and potential to policy makers on European and national levels.

Recent News in Advocacy

Successful NEMO Political Internship with EESC President Luca Jahier at Royal Museums Turin    News | Advocacy | NEMO activities

 |  On Friday 24 May 2019, Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee participated in a NEMO Political Internship in Museums at the Royal Museums of Turin. He left the memorable experience with a greater...
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Political Internships in Museums start in Austria    News | News from Our Members | Advocacy

 |  Inspired by NEMO’s initiative Political Internships in Museums, 400 national cultural politicians in Austria have been presented with the opportunity to do an internship at a museum. The Austrian Museums Association, which is a...
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EESC President and next NEMO Political Internship Participant Luca Jahier on Culture and the Future of Europe    News | Advocacy | NEMO activities | Sharing

 |  On 24 May 2019, Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), will take part in NEMO’s museum advocacy initiative NEMO Political Internships on Museums. To get to know President Jahier better, listen...
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