European Museum of the Year Award and Council of Europe Museum Prize

Awards to recognise, encourage and publicise new developments in museums and to award those which are adapting exceptionally well to the changing cultural, social and economic conditions in Europe.

The award ceremony and its associated three-day meeting takes place in a different European city each year.  The ceremony attracts members of the Diplomatic Corps and leading figures in government and politics, as well as important representatives of commerce and industry.

A brochure is always published on this occasion and contains a detailed description of each candidate, a brief summary of the judges' reports and a complete list of previous winners.

The competition also includes the unique and prestigious Council of Europe Museum Prize which has been running alongside EMYA since its foundation in 1977.