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.


What’s new in EU policy?

MEPs call for a durable policy to mitigate pandemic’s effects on cultural heritage

On Wednesday 20 January 2021, the Members of Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of adopting a resolution on achieving an effective...

Portugal hosts the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

From 1 January-30 June 2021, Portugal will preside the Council of the European Union for the fourth time.

 The photographer has used the slow shutter function so that it looks like several people are moving quickly in front of a wall with three pictures on it.
The next Creative Europe 2021-2027 has been...

On 14 December 2020, the European Parliament and EU Member States came to a final political agreement on the Creative Europe budget for 2021-2027. The funding strand for culture will have a total budget of €2.4 billion Euro.


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

Museums during COVID-19

The coronavirus has had and will have an unprecedented impact on museums. To better understand the status quo and what might come next, we are collecting resources, such as NEMO's report and interactive map, on our page dedicated to museums during COVID-19.

Find out more


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 be #MuseumsforFuture.

Find out more

EU funding programmes for museums

We are looking into the current use of EU funding programmes by museums to help shape better funding opportunities in future.

Find out more