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?

Contribute to an online stakeholder forum on...

On 10 November 2020, the first stakeholder forum of a MOI! Museums of Impact will take place. Stakeholders are invited to an online meeting to discuss current and future museums as well as how museums can approach and increase...

NEMO will contribute with expertise on the...

NEMO and 44 other cultural organisations have been selected to discuss the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the Europa Commission in a structured dialogue, organised by Voices of Culture.

EU Commissioner Gabriel gained unique...

On 2 October 2020, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth participated in a NEMO Political Internship at the Children’s Science Centre Muzeiko in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Commissioner was very...


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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