EU Funding Opportunities

There is a vast array of EU funding possibilities available for museums in Europe. These different funding programmes support museums from the local to the international level – either as big cross-border consortia or for specific activities. NEMO helps museums to navigate their way through the EU funding maze. Below are some of the most prominent EU funding programmes that are relevant for museums.
 

NEMO guide on EU funding

This guide offers an analysis of museums’ participation in the centralized EU funding programmes from 2014-2018. It provides detailed data on national and European level about the current funding usage. Based on the findings, NEMO offers recommendations to EU policy makers as well as to national museum organisations and museums to help museums better access EU funding opportunities.

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Creative Europe explained

In this NEMO Webinar from 15 April 2020, Anja Dietzmann and Lea Stöver, Creative Europe Desk KULTUR, give an introduction to the main formal criteria of the Creative Europe programme. They explain how museums can apply for funding and inspire the viewers with some good-practice example.

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Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the EU funding programme that supports the cultural and audiovisual sectors.

  • Funding period: 2014-2020
  • Budget: €1.46 billion per funding period
     

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Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU education and training programme. It also supports cultural heritage institutions to develop educational programmes and supports learning through and with cultural heritage.

  • Funding period: 2014-2020
  • Budget: €14.7 billion per funding period


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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the current EU research and innovation programme that includes support for the innovation potential of cultural heritage in order to protect and preserve it.

  • Funding period: 2014-2020
  • Budget: €80 billion per funding period


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EU Structural Funds

The EU Structural Funds aim to reduce regional disparities in income, wealth and opportunities. Cultural heritage management is one of the investment priorities for the EU structural and investment funds.

  • Funding period: 2014-2020
  • Budget: €325 billion per funding period


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