NEMO’s mission is to make sure that museums are an integral part of European society by promoting their work and value to policy makers. We do this by liaising with and informing EU institutions and other stakeholders in Europe about the crucial role of museums.


Belgium takes over the Presidency of the…

On 1 January 2024, Belgium took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU after Spain. The Belgian presidency will last until 30 June and is the last rotating Council Presidency of the current legislative term.

Handbook provides deeper understanding of the New European Bauhaus

Anyone who wishes to get familiar with the associated resources and opportunities of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative,…

European Parliament proposes budget increase for the 2024 Creative Europe programme

On 18 October, the European Parliament announced support for an increase of the Creative Europe budget, rather than a 40 million…

Our advocacy work for museums

NEMO liaises with European policy makers and EU Institutions in all areas relevant to museums. We produce recommendations and co-operate with partners in the European cultural field to make our demands heard. We also help our members to build successful advocacy campaigns and support museums to make an impact on various sectors.

Our current focus topics


It is time to put museums’ potential into action. NEMO encourages museums to support a sustainable and better future and to contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030. We want to inspire museums to take action for the climate and be #MuseumsforFuture.

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Mapping of climate action

NEMO's interactive map demonstrates museums' strength in creating awareness, adapting, and fighting climate change. By joining forces, we can create a museum community that is actively steering the topic forward and show that museums can make an impact and difference for the planet. Please contribute via the form

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Emergency responses

NEMO is quick at gauging museum activities and responses to different crises. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have published two reports, mapped the response across Europe and gathered resources. We also #StandWithUkraine and published a statement and collected initial initiatives by museums in support of Ukraine after Russia invaded the country in February 2022.