Thursday, 19 April



at the Borusan Music House
19:30 -
  • Opening of the EFM (2nd floor)
  • Welcome by the WGY (2nd floor)
  • Performance by the Borusan Quartett (2nd floor)
  • Reception (6th floor)

Friday, 20 April

09:30 - 10:30
  • Opening
  • Keynote speeches by Martin Greve and Melih Fereli (2nd floor)
10:30 - 11:30
  • Transcending boundaries – Mobility and intercultural dialogue  (2nd floor) (panel)
    Speakers: Christine Semba, Anita Debaere and Angie Cotte
    Moderator: Silja Fischer
11:30 - 12:00Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00Sessions in parallel!
  • Paper and project presentation I (5th floor) 
    Moderator: Frank Stahmer
  • Music education in Turkey (2nd floor) 
    Speakers: Süher Pekinel, Turgut Pögün, Ilke Boran and Burak Onur Erdem
    Moderator: Filiz Ali
13:00 - 15:00Lunch break
15:00 - 16:30Sessions in parallel!
  • Bridging generations in employment: How to get young feet on the music working ladder? (5th floor) 
    Speakers: Nienke van der Peet, Karen Freyer and Dirk van Welden, Joachim Wemel
    Moderator: Claire Goddard
  • Building bridges through music education – Practice test for the Bonn Declaration (2nd floor) (panel)
    Speakers: Johannes Johansson, Timo Klemettinen and Robin Osterley
    Moderator: Helena Maffli
18:00 - 23:00Contemporary Turkish music concert with pieces by Hasan Ucarsu followed by a joint dinner at Ciya restaurant
(Meeting in front of conference venue at 17:30 for a joint depature for a boat trip to the Asian side and organised bus transfer back to Beyoglu after dinner)

Saturday, 21 April

09:30 - 11:00
  • Music builds bridges – Discussion panel on private and public funding for music and culture for an inclusive Europe  (2nd floor) (panel)
    Speakers: Xavier Troussard, Ian Smith, Nilgün Mirze and Bart van Looy
    Moderator: Simone Dudt
11:00 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00
  • Creative Europe – Information session on future EU programmes for Culture and Media (2nd floor) 
    Moderator: Xavier Troussard
  • We are more campaign – Act for Culture in Europe Campaign for the future of culture in the EU programmes (2nd floor) (workshop)
    Workshop lead by Culture Action Europe General Secretary Luca Bergamo
13:00 - 15:00Lunch break

15:00 - 16:30

Sessions in parallel!
  • Transcending boundaries – The first musical right and the internet: Freedom of musical expression, the potential of digital media for musical expression and its repression (2nd floor) (panel)
    Speakers: Peter Tschmuck, Tolga Tüzün and Réda Zine
    Moderator: Stef Coninx
  • Paper and project presentations II (5th floor) 
    Moderator: Claire Goddard
16:30 - 17:00Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00

Sessions in parallel!

  • Youth session (5th floor)
  • Exchange session for EMC members (2nd floor) 
18:00 - 18:45
  • Presentation of the EMC board candidates
  • Closing of the Forum by Ali Smith
20:00 - 23:00Concert of "Songs travelling through Istanbul" followed by a dinner at the Istanbul Cultural Foundation

Sunday, 22 April

09:30 -
  • EMC Annual Meeting (2nd floor)
  • IMC Youth and WGY meeting (5th floor)
11:00 -
Coffee break
11:30 -
  • EMC Annual Meeting  (2nd floor)
  • IMC Youth and WGY meeting (5th floor)
12:30 -
followed by a guided tour through Beyoglu