Welcome to the Homepage of the European Music Council (EMC), a Regional Group of the International Music Council (IMC). They IMC and subsequently in EMC were formed upon request of the Director General of UNESCO as the advisory body to the agency on music matters.
The EMC hosted its successful 3rd European Forum on Music together with the Scottish Music Centre from 18 to 21 April 2013 in the UNESCO City of Music Glasgow. Over 120 music practitioners from across Europe came to Glasgow to discuss the role of music in the regeneration of cities, and whether, and if so then how, this can be applied to a broader European context. The Scottish town of Glasgow, a UNESCO City of Music, which since the 1980s has been undergoing a transformation from a former industrial city to a cultural and creative metropolis, was chosen as the setting for the Forum. You can read about the sessions here and find photos of the conference here.
At its Annual Meeting in Glasgow on 21st April 2013 the EMC members elected a new Youth Committee for 2013-2015. The members of the EMC Youth Committee are: Cathy Al-Ghabra (European Choral Association - Europa Cantat), Manon Fenard (CHROMA/Zebrock), Christopher Glasgow (Scottish Music Centre), Maiju Kopra (Finnish Music Council), Jaroslava Lojdová (European Association for Music in Schools), Jamie Munn (Live Music Now Scotland) and Klára Nováková (Jeunesses Musicales International). Congratulations to all new members and a warm thank you to all outgoing members for their work and dedication over the last two years.
The multiannual financial framework of the European Union for the years to come (2014-2020) is not yet decided, there are growing rumours that there will be cuts affecting the Creative Europe proposal.
Cutlure Action Europe has formulated a letter to EU Commission President Barroso that should be signed by as many of you as possible until 8 April 2013! .
Please sign the letter to prevent budget cuts from the Creative Europe proposal by sending your name and function to email@example.com - you will then be listed as a signatory.
You can download the letter here.
The International Music Council (IMC) is organising its 5th World Forum on Music that will take place on 21 to 24 November 2013 in Brisbane, Australia under the main topic "Sustaining Music – Engaging Communities". Over 1,000 music professionals and other interested people from all over the world will discuss, plan, be part of, and experience the future of music. Beside the sessions the World Forum brings a video installation, music theatre productions the opportunity to network and much more.
Since July 2012 over 1,000 people involved in music are being asked to speak on camera on what they see as the greatest challenges or opportunities for music in their particular field of music. These videos will set the agenda in Brisbane.
The outcomes of this World Forum will feed into The Brisbane Declaration, that will be approved by the IMC General Assembly after the World Forum and set out the some of the key priorities and actions for the musical world towards 2020.
View the EMC's statement for the Creative Europe Programme here
Do you agree with what we are saying in the Manifesto for Youth and Music in Europe? Do you want to help us spread the word and make a difference?
Then add your name to our petition below!
Show your support for the Manifesto for Youth and Music in Europe here.
The EMC supports the we are more campaign set up by Culture Action Europe.
we are more is a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign that seeks to mobilize everyone who cares about culture in Europe to influence the political negotiations on the next EU budget (2014-2020) – an opportunity that only comes once every decade! The ultimate goal of the campaign is to contribute to a strengthened recognition of the role of arts and culture in the development of our European societies.
Please sign the mainfesto here
Visit the blog of the European Music Council! Stay informed about the upcoming activities being organised by EMC, its partners, or by the International Music Council. Don't miss any important developments on European cultural policy and check your next opportunity to meet us! These and many other short pieces of information are regularly posted on our blog, hosted by the European platform LabforCulture