European Forum on Music Online Series

Climate Action: Music as a Driver for Change

A series of online events that will focus on the connection between music and ecological sustainability.

After having cancelled the European Forum on Music 2020 (EFM) – due to the Covid-19 crisis – the EMC has decided to put a series of events online to discuss with musical artists, policy makers and environmental experts how music activities can contribute to the protection of our environment. While the Covid-19 crisis puts enormous pressure on the music sector at large, it is clearer than before that any way out needs to put attention to environmental aspects.

The EFM Online Series will ask how the music sector can act more eco-friendly, how music can help raise awareness for the need of climate action in general, and how the music sector can support activists in their efforts to put environmental issues high on the political agendas.
These series are supported by EMC funders and by NAMM.

► Act now - Music and Climate Action

   5 June 2020 - 11:30-12:30 CEST

The first event will take place in the frame of the Beethoven Pastoral Project. On 5 June, World Environment Day, the Pastoral Day will celebrate Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and his dedication to nature. It will remind us that environmental protection and global sustainability are key to the future of our societies.
The panel discussion will bring together musical artists with an ecological mindset and political decision makers from the EU to debate framework conditions for artists and their audience in order to respect the environment, be artistically active and reach out to the audiences.



Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture and Youth

Mohamed Jawad, Artist & Activist

Sabine Verheyen, MEP, Chair of Culture and Education Committee

Darius Darek, Artist & Activist


Helga Trüpel, Former member of the European Parliament

Read more on the speakers and moderator here

The panel discussion is organised in cooperation with BHTVN and partner of the Beethoven Pastoral Project.

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► Practical Interactive Workshop

With practical guidance for the music sector on how to produce and behave eco-friendly

More info and date to follow soon

► Panel Discussion / Webinar

Weighing out values on the notion of sustainability

More info and date to follow soon

► Online Conference reader

The EMC will prepare a collection of articles and best practices

Will be online soon