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?

Croatia takes over the EU presidency from 1 January - 30 June 2020

The presidency will be the first one for Croatia since the country joined the European Union in 2013.

Funding for Creative Europe at risk

From 12-13 December 2019, the future of Creative Europe 2021-2027 is being determined by the EU Heads of State and governments. It...

NEMO attends a meeting on digital cultural...

On 10 December 2019, NEMO attended a DG CONNECT meeting for international experts, organisations and networks on digital for cultural heritage and current development in the digital cultural heritage sector in Brussels, Belgium.


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 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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