Now online: NEMO Webinar on cross-border cooperation and EU funding for museums

On 3 May 2023, NEMO organised a webinar that explained the basics of cross-border cooperation and EU funding opportunities for museums. Participants also got learn how small institutions can benefit from the possibilities offered by Erasmus+.

Margherita Sani, Project Coordinator at NEMO and author of the NEMO toolkit Cross-border cooperation. From a project idea to a successful proposal, hosted the webinar. She was joined by Evelyn Kaindl-Ranzinger, MUSIS, who shared insights of applying for and receiving Erasmus+ funding. In her presentation, Kaindl-Ranzinger highlighted how small institutions can benefit from the different possibilities offered by the programme.

Cross-border cooperation. From a project idea to a successful proposal acted as the starting point of the webinar. The NEMO toolkit was published with the aim to empower museums to explore cross-border cooperation and help them to better access EU funding and increase their international activities.

Since the toolkit was released in 2021, a new funding period lasting until 2027 started and EU programmes like Horizon Europe, Creative Europe and Erasmus+ have taken on new characteristics. In the webinar, Margherita Sani reviewed the main principles and recommendations of the toolkit. She also explained some of the new characteristics of the European funding programmes.

The speakers

Margherita Sani

Adjunct professor at the University of Bologna and Project Coordinator at NEMO, Margherita Sani worked in the Museum Department of the Institute for Cultural Heritage of the Emilia-Romagna Region from 1985-2021. From 2010-2019 she was a member of the NEMO Executive Board and she currently coordinates NEMO’s Working Group LEM - The Learning Museum. She is an active member of international museum associations. Since 2019 she is a board member of Europeana Education and since 2022 of ICOM Italy.

Evelyn Kaindl-Ranzinger

Evelyn Kaindl-Ranzinger, graduated in European Ethnology, senior officer at Styrian Museum Organisation MUSIS, museum adviser and certified adult educator, trainer for applied museology. Board member of the Austria Museums Organisation and linked with various international professional groups. Since 2015 project manager for Erasmus+ adult education mobility projects (Key action 1) for museum staff in a nationwide consortium for museums of all backgrounds and sizes with more than 200 participants.