Make Music! Be Heard! Press Release European Music Council
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Launch of new EMC project: Make Music! Be Heard!

Bonn – 15 February 2013. The European Music Council is proud to announce the launch of its new Youth in Action funded project Make Music! Be Heard!
Young people involved in music in Europe today have much to offer the music sector, yet their voice is often not heard! This project seeks to give young people the know-how and confidence to make a stand for their needs and rights, whilst at the same time help the ‘older generation’ recognise the benefits of including young people in all aspects of an organisation’s activity.
The 12-month project will build upon the success of the 2010 Access! Project, in which young people from across Europe came together to create the Manifesto for Youth and Music in Europe. Make Music! Be Heard! will concentrate on the wide dissemination and implementation of this document whilst providing young people with a platform to develop their skills and engage in dialogue with decision makers at various levels.
The Make Music! Be Heard! was instigated by the European Music Council's Youth Committee (formerly Working Group Youth of the EMC), a group of volunteers aged 18-30 who in the last couple of years have helped to significantly raise the profile of youth within the EMC network. We are very pleased to welcome the International Music Council, Jeunesses Musicales International, European Choral Association-Europa Cantat, Superact!, Creative Scotland, Flanders Music Centre, and Zebrock as partners in the project.

How to become involved

Currently, preparation is underway for the project's main activity, a youth day ahead of the EMC's European Forum on Music in Glasgow on 18th April 2013. This one day event will be dedicated to young music professionals at the start of their careers and based around the theme of bridging the gap from education and training to employment. For more information visit
Further project activities include work placements for young people at EMC member organisations.
For more information on Make Music! Be Heard! and details on how to get involved!, visit the Youth Committee website at: or contact them directly at:

Partners in the project are

The "Make Music! Be Heard!" project is supported by

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