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?

The European Parliament demands 13.5 billion Euro for cultural and creative sector

In order to cope with the Covid-19 crisis, the European Parliament is demanding that at least two percent of European Corona aid...

EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel next to join a...

The European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth is confirmed to participate in a NEMO Political Internship on 2 October 2020 at the Children’s Science Centre Muzeiko in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 Person takes a photo of a colourful and abstract installation using a tablet
Joint statement on the EU public consultation...

In a statement NEMO, Culture Action Europe, ViMM and Michael Culture Association make important additions to the public consultation, which by no means cover all aspects of digital cultural heritage. NEMO also urged museums to use...


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.

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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.

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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.

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