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.
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.
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 European Alliance 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.
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.