Since 2010, the European Museum Forum is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee, supervised by the UK’s Charity Commission. The European Museum Forum is a registered Company in England and Wales, registration number 07243034 and has registered charitable status, UK Charity Number 1136790.

The EMF organisational governance is subject to strict regulation to ensure that all necessary checks and balances are in place between the Trustees, the Judges and the network of National Correspondents.

Since 2013 EMF no longer has posts of advisers and ambassadors. All organisations and individuals with whom the EMF cooperates are called partners and the cooperation scope is explained in separate documents (contracts, agreements, memorandums of understanding, etc.).