Welcome and introduction


Tour de table


Session I

International cooperation and funding for museums and role of museum organisations

1st presentation
New EU funding programmes for museums and presentation of  “Cooperation and Funding for Museums” toolkit

2nd presentation
Which services can museum organisations develop for their members to increase museums’ use of EU funding opportunities  





Session II

Informal exchange in break out groups

  1. Financial sources of museum organisations: The pros and cons of different funding sources 
  2. The role of museum organisations in advocating for museums: How to get your message across
  3. The role of museums organisations during the pandemic: Success stories and future steps


Q&A and discussion with the NEMO Executive Board



Social hangout

Within the framework of Germany's presidency of the Council of the European Union, NEMO and the German Museums Association co-organised the online conference Museums and Social Responsibility - Values revisited from 17-18 September 2020.

The conference took place online from 17-18 September 2020 and focused on what social responsibility means for museums. Through their daily work, museums make a significant contribution to social responsibility by dealing with questions that are connected to social cohesion, social inclusion and social diversity.

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Webinars and sessions

Museums must promote democracy – What!?
  • Kimmo Levä (Finland), Finnish Museums Association
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Modern technology for museum audience
  • Małgorzata Zając (Poland), POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
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Museum Education - Political Awareness - Youth Empowerment: at the Berlin State Museums
  • Leonard Schmieding (Germany), Berlin State Museums
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Impact orientation and impact analysis in the work of museums
  • Bettina Kurz (Germany), PHINEO - Nonprofit Analysis and Consulting Company for impact-oriented social engagement
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The conference was the first of three and all are organised by museum organisations located in the countries holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union. All three conference will focus on different aspects of social responsibility.

  1. Museums and Social Responsibility - Values revisited: Digital Conference in Germany (online), 17-18 September 2020
  2. Museums and Social Responsibility - Participation, Networking and Partnerships in Portugal (online), 23-24 March 2021
  3. Museum and Social Responsibility – what comes next? in Maribor Slovenia, 23-24 September 2021 (TBC)
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