In order to react to alarming situations or specific developments in the field of cultural policies in Europe, the EMC may issue statements adressed at the respective decision-makers. Find below the most recent statements that were issued by the EMC. Also the EMC joins forces with other networks to effectively put pressure on decision-makers.
45 European artists from various disciplines, among them the musicians Björk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Benny Andersson and performance artist Marina Abramovic, have signed a new manifesto to demand budget support for culture.
Gemeinsamer Appell des Deutschen und des Europäischen Musikrates zum Start der deutschen Ratspräsidentschaft am 1. Juli 2020.
This letter signed by 99 organisations from the cultural and creative sector calls for strong and systemic support measures at EU and national level to recover from the crisis.
Despite its historic relevance, the revised Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) proposal presented by the European Commission on 27 May is unambitious for culture. The EMC supports this call published by Culture Action Europe for a central place for culture in the EU long-term recovery budget and MFF.
The EMC undersigns with 8 other organisations an open letter to call for the immediate release of Mustafa Gamal and Galal El-Behairy along with all political prisoners in Egypt, and for an independent investigation into the circumstances and cause of Shady Habash’s death.
Time to put words into action! 78 organisations across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors call for ambitious EU budgetary measures to get through the COVID-19 crisis.
39 European networks representing over 5000 organisations in 88 countries, address an open letter to the representatives of the EU and all European countries to include culture, live performance and artists in their emergency funds. The letter was initiated by EMC member REMA.
This joint letter by 40 music organisations calls for EU and national investment to address the current COVID-19 crisis and promote diversity.
This joint letter to Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) lists proposals by networks, platforms and other organisations funded by Creative Europe how to cope with the consequences of COVID-19 on Creative Europe and the European cultural and creative sector.
The Coronavirus is spreading world-wide and the crisis is severely affecting public, cultural and social life. The European Music Council’s (EMC) thoughts are with all those who have suffered bereavement and sincerely hopes that anyone sadly affected by the virus gets well soon.
In line with first of the IMC’s 5 Music Rights “The right for all children and adults to express themselves musically in all freedom”, the EMC would like to strengthen this right again and calls on European decision makers to ensure that musical and artistic expression is guaranteed across Europe and beyond. Freedom of musical and artistic expression is key to a culturally diverse, open, democratic and free Europe.
Collaborations in Europe have been through turbulent times before; Europe has overcome many severe crises and has bridged deep divisions in the past. And today, now that United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union has become a reality, we, foundations & cultural institutions working in Europe respond by strengthening our ties.
Ahead of the EU Council discussion on the future Creative Europe programme, the EMC joins forces with other music organisations calling for a reinforces focus on music in the sectorial actions.
The EMC welcomes the announcement that "culture" was re-introduced in the title of Commissioner-designate Mariya Gabriel, which now says "Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth". The European Parliament approved the European Commission which will start their term on 1 December 2019.
The EMC supports this open letter by 90 organisations from the cultural and creative sector. It calls on the EU council to support the proposal of the European Parliament to increase the budget of Creative Europe to 2.8bn Euro.
In this statement, the EMC asks to re-introduce the term culture in the title of the designated Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, that is currently missing in her title “Innovation and Youth” in reaction to the information note of the Italian delegation prior to the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council meeting on 21-22 November 2019.
As a member of Culture Action Europe, the EMC supports this statement about the future of the European non-profit sector and their participation in Creative Europe and other EU funding programmes.
EMC members unanimously decided that EMC will take action in its activities to help achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century as enshrined in the Paris Agreement.
In this letter to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), the EMC supports the call to support a strong budget for the third edition of the Preparatory Action Music Moves Europe.
In this statement, the EMC asks to re-introduce the term culture in the title of the designated Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, that is currently missing in her title “Innovation and Youth”.
In this letter, the EMC encourages newly elected Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to engage with music and culture in their up-coming term and invites them to defend a vision of a cultural Europe, one that is free, open, diverse, inclusive and democratic.
271 European & international organisations representing artists, journalists, publishers, agencies and producers from all artistic fields call on theEU institutions to adopt the Copyright Directive
246 European & international organisations representing artists, journalists, publishers, agencies and producers from all artistic fields call on theEU institutions to adopt the Copyright Directive
30 European & international organisations representing artists, journalists, publishers, agencies and producers from all artistic fields call on theEU institutions to adopt the Copyright Directive
75 organisations from the cultural sector joined forces in a call to the European Institutions to take into consideration the specific needs of the sector in the context of the trilogue negotiations on the Revision of the Visa Code.
Joint call from 80 organisations to boost the Creative Europe Programme ahead of the vote of the Budget Committee of the European Parliament on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021 - 2027 on 5 November 2018.
In their Position Paper from 17 September 2018 the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts states that the EU Cohesion Policy must adopt a citizen-oriented approach with a prominent place for culture.
Following the initiative of many organisations of the music sector, the EMC supports the call to vote in favour of the Legal Affairs Committee Report on the proposal for a Copyright Directive in the European Union.
In their Position Paper from 18 June 2018 the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts states that culture, arts and heritage must be included in and financially supported within major EU funding programmes.
The signatories of this letter, drafted on an initiative of Impala, want to remind the representatives of the European Commission, European Council and the European Parliament the place of culture in the EU budget ahead of the presentation by the European Commission of its draft Regulation for the post-2020 MFF in May 2018.
Having followed the Commission’s high-level conference on the future MFF-framework on 8-9 January 2018 as well as discussions in the European Parliament, the EuropeanAlliance for Culture and the Arts calls on the European institutions and Members States to ensure substantial support for culture, the arts and heritage within the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
Today, following the initiative of Council President Donald Tusk on the Leaders’ Agenda, EU heads of state and government come together in Gothenburg, Sweden for a debate on culture and education. The European Alliance for Culture and the Arts very much welcomes this meeting and the attention paid by heads of states and government to the importance of education and culture.
In the run up of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts addresses the crucial role that regions and cities should play at the European level.
In the context of the wider debate on the future of the European Union, the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts welcomes the Commission’s Reflection Paper on the Social Dimension of Europe.
We call upon the cultural ministers of the G7 group to include culture in the newly upcoming fundamental discussion on Europe’s future and to appeal to other member states and the EU institutions to put culture at the heart of European policies.
60 years ago, the treaties of Rome prepared the ground for the European Union. When celebrating their 60th anniversary in March this year, Member States will have the opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to fundamental European values whilst creating a new understanding of a sustainable European project, deeply grounded in the European societies.
The European Alliance for Culture and the Arts appeals to include culture, arts and creative work in the the European Commission’s new strategy for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations (the 2030 Agenda).
The EMC highly regrets the referendum but will further advocate for open borders for musicians in Europe!
The Annual Meeting of members of the EMC regrets the decision taken to close the EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra) and appeals to the European Union and other funding bodies to ensure the continuing operation of the orchestra.
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The European Music Council welcomes the EU’s commitment to the protection and promotion of cultural diversity within the TTIP negotiations and underlines to keep culture completely out of the TTIP negotiations.
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The European Music Council calls upon the political leaders of the European Union to embrace a culturally united Europe as an open concept where solidarity and humanity are the guiding principles rather than foreclosure and exclusion.