The European Music Council Youth Committee (formerly the Working Group Youth) is made up of young people, between the age of 18 and 30, who are represent members of the European Music Council.
The youth committee aims to enhance youth participation in decision making processes within the EMC’s member organisations and throughout the European cultural sector. It strives to spread the idea of the necessity of co-operation between different generations with a focus on acceptance and involvement and of young participants becoming a serious issue for all music organisations.
The importance of involving young people in the future of the music sector is clear and the youth committee feels that providing a space for this is vital. Musical life, and society itself, is changing more quickly than ever, and the participation of young people in the future of music organisations is the key to their survival and development.
To this end one of our greatest achievements as a group has been the production of the Manifesto for Youth and Music in Europe which was a result of the Access! Project in 2010.
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