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Thursday, 19 April



at the Borusan Music House

19:30 -

  • Opening of the EFM (2nd floor)
  • Welcome by the WGY (2nd floor)
  • Performance by the Borusan Quartett (2nd floor)
  • Reception (6th floor)

Friday, 20 April

09:30 - 10:30

  • Opening
  • Keynote speeches by Martin Greve and Melih Fereli (2nd floor)

10:30 - 11:30

  • Transcending boundaries – Mobility and intercultural dialogue  (2nd floor) (panel)
    Speakers: Christine Semba, Anita Debaere and Angie Cotte
    Moderator: Silja Fischer

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00

Sessions in parallel!

  • Paper and project presentation I (5th floor) 
    Moderator: Frank Stahmer
  • Music education in Turkey (2nd floor) 
    Speakers: Süher Pekinel, Turgut Pögün, Ilke Boran and Burak Onur Erdem
    Moderator: Filiz Ali

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch break

15:00 - 16:30

Sessions in parallel!

  • Bridging generations in employment: How to get young feet on the music working ladder? (5th floor) 
    Speakers: Nienke van der Peet, Karen Freyer and Dirk van Welden, Joachim Wemel
    Moderator: Claire Goddard
  • Building bridges through music education – Practice test for the Bonn Declaration (2nd floor) (panel)
    Speakers: Johannes Johansson, Timo Klemettinen and Robin Osterley
    Moderator: Helena Maffli

18:00 - 23:00

Contemporary Turkish music concert with pieces by Hasan Ucarsu followed by a joint dinner at Ciya restaurant
(Meeting in front of conference venue at 17:30 for a joint depature for a boat trip to the Asian side and organised bus transfer back to Beyoglu after dinner)

Saturday, 21 April

09:30 - 11:00

  • Music builds bridges – Discussion panel on private and public funding for music and culture for an inclusive Europe  (2nd floor) (panel)
    Speakers: Xavier Troussard, Ian Smith, Nilgün Mirze and Bart van Looy
    Moderator: Simone Dudt

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00

  • Creative Europe – Information session on future EU programmes for Culture and Media (2nd floor) 
    Moderator: Xavier Troussard


  • We are more campaign – Act for Culture in Europe Campaign for the future of culture in the EU programmes (2nd floor) (workshop)
    Workshop lead by Culture Action Europe General Secretary Luca Bergamo

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch break

15:00 - 16:30

Sessions in parallel!

  • Transcending boundaries – The first musical right and the internet: Freedom of musical expression, the potential of digital media for musical expression and its repression (2nd floor) (panel)
    Speakers: Peter Tschmuck, Tolga Tüzün and Réda Zine
    Moderator: Stef Coninx
  • Paper and project presentations II (5th floor) 
    Moderator: Claire Goddard

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 - 18:00

Sessions in parallel!

  • Youth session (5th floor)
  • Exchange session for EMC members (2nd floor) 

18:00 - 18:45

  • Presentation of the EMC board candidates
  • Closing of the Forum by Ali Smith

20:00 - 23:00

Concert of "Songs travelling through Istanbul" followed by a dinner at the Istanbul Cultural Foundation

Sunday, 22 April

09:30 -

  • EMC Annual Meeting (2nd floor)
  • IMC Youth and WGY meeting (5th floor)

11:00 -

Coffee break

11:30 -

  • EMC Annual Meeting  (2nd floor)
  • IMC Youth and WGY meeting (5th floor)

12:30 -

followed by a guided tour through Beyoglu