THE EMEE NETWORK
From the beginning of the project, one of the most important tasks of the EMEE partners was to build up an EMEE network that would continue to last long after the end of the project. The EMEE network consists of museums and institutions related to the museum field that share an interest in the EMEE concepts and are keen to continue to catch up or exchange views on this topic, or intend to draw the ideas of the EMEE project to implement similar projects. During the duration of the project, a total of 144 museums and institutions became partners of the network. Out of these, 85 network members (‘satellites’/‘working group members’) committed themselves to contribute directly to the EuroVision Lab.s, which means that, to give an example, they committed themselves to implement an Exemplary COP-Unit for the re-interpretation of a museum object from a transregional/European perspective or to develop their own unit, to host an EMEE touring exhibition or to launch a participatory museum initiative (‘bridging-the-gap’) on behalf of the EMEE project.
The other 59 network members (‘associated partners’) were able to benefit from the EMEE workshops and training sessions for the museum staff; they contributed to the dissemination process and became involved in discussing project ideas and their implementation. Nationwide networks have been established in Slovenia and Bulgaria. In Germany the Bavarian state supports the project with its Bavarian State office for non-governmental museums: More than 1300 museums are part of this Bavarian network.
The EMEE network is supposed to last long after the end of the project. It consists of museums and institutions related to the museum field that share an interest in the EMEE concept, use the EMEE Toolkits and workshops that have been created during the project, and are keen to continue to catch up or exchange views on this topic, or intend to draw on the ideas of the EMEE project to implement similar projects.