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Empower Music - Music Empowers

Capacity Building Workshop for music organisations in the Mediterranean

27 September to 1 October 2012, Limassol, Cyprus

The European and International Music Council organised a capacity building workshop for music organisations in the Mediterranean area. The aim of the workshop, which  included different sessions, was to strengthen the infrastructure of the music life of the region by building knowledge, creating networking opportunities as well as raising the awareness of lobby work and how to effectively implement it. Among others the sessions dealt with

  • Why fund music activities in times of crisis? An introduction to lobbying for music
    Part II: EU programme proposal for Culture – Creative Europe (CCP Cyprus?)
  • Youth and Music in the Mediterranean –  a manifesto for the Mediterranean!
    A practical workshop on how to write an position paper
  • National Music Council – what structure? what tasks? (including a special session for Cyprus)
  • The Bonn Declaration for music education in Europe –  practical examples of implementation

The workshop took place in the frame of the Euro Med Youth Music Expo which was co-organised by Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), Epilogi, Arab Academy of Music, National Music Conservatory of Amman- King Hussein Foundation and JMI Turkey. The Euro-Mediterranean Youth Music Expo is a four-day event which combines various modalities of high-level youth music activities and productions embracing all musical genres. This large-scale event will bring together over 200 young musicians (young soloists, youth bands and orchestras from all musical backgrounds, classical, ethnic, jazz, rock, hip-hop, reggae etc), music teachers, organizers and professionals altogether related for a multilevel educational and artistic fair which includes workshops, seminars, open-air public concerts, music labs and more!