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→ An Open Dialogue Meeting will take place on 26 October in Katowice to present and discuss the new draft of the EAM (after the targeted consultation) and to launch the open consultation. The new draft will be circulated prior to the meeting. ←

Objectives

The European Agenda on Music will bring together the whole music sector, allowing it to join voices. It will be a platform for collaboration and exchange. Initiated by the European Music Council, coordination will remain with the EMC, however the Agenda itself is a document owned by everyone involved.

The aim of the document is for the sector to put forward its own priorities which will improve the situation of music in Europe: What do we want the sector to look like in 10 – 15 years from now?

The European Commission has expressed a desire for there to be more cooperation between the various cultural disciplines, however it is important that the specifics and needs of each individual sector be highlighted, which can be done with the Agenda.  Should the European Union or national governments want to make decisions concerning music in the future, the Agenda will provide them with a thorough document (and a united sector) to which they can refer.

The EMC and partners in this venture are the voice of music in Europe. With the publication of UNESCO’s Hangzhou Declaration, culture, and therefore the culture sector is taking a more prominent position in policies at international level. It is therefore important that the music sector is prepared to respond to international enquires when required.

Want to know more...

Please get in touch if you wish to learn more or want to get involved in the process or register for the Open Dialogue Meeting on 26 October 2017 in Katowice.

In order to have a well-balanced document that will reflect all sectors of the European music life, work on the European Agenda for Music is not restricted to the EMC member organisations but also involves music actors that are not part of the EMC membership base.

Vision

The European Agenda for Music contributes to a musically thriving Europe by setting out priorities for the music sector in Europe for the years to come.