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Thursday, 19 June 2014

16:00 - 18:00Registration
18:00 - 18:15Welcome by
Stef Coninx, European Music Council
Stefano Kunz, Swiss Music Council
Werner Schmitt, Yehudi Menuhin Forum
18:15 - 19:00Swiss Traditional Music Concert
Yodeller choir of the Toggenburg
“L’echo des vanils”, alphorn players
Ensemble of flag throwers
19:30 Concert open for public
Roma Group Zlaten Band

Friday, 20 June 2014

from 8:30Registration
9:30 - 9:45Musical Welcome by “Slobone” Trombone Quartet
9:45 - 10:00Welcome by
H.E. Richard Jones, Ambassador of the EU-Mission to Switzerland
Stef Coninx, Chairman of the European Music Council 
Isabelle Chassot, Director of Swiss Federal Office of Culture 
Ursula Wyss, member of the executive council of the city of Bern
Canton of Bern Representative
10:00 - 10:10Performance of "Samba" by Chamber Orchestra of Bern, composition by Ivo Josipovic (Swiss first performance)
10:10 - 11:00Keynote Speech by
Ivo Josipovic, President of the Republic of Croatia and composer
Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00Panel Discussion "Music and Politics: a shared responsibility" moderated by Stef Coninx with
  • Karel Bartak, Head of the Culture Sub-Programme "Creative Europe", DG EAC, EU Commission
  • Christine Egerszegi, Swiss Parlamentarian
  • Lisa Catena,  Swiss singer songwriter, satirist, comedian
Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:15Musical Intermission by Trio Kontur
parallel sessions

14:15 - 15:45
Project and Paper Presentations moderated by Nenad Bogdanovic
  • How much does politics matter? Correct choices for music education at the correct time. A research based on the views of music education teachers on cultural policy in Greece (Greek Assocation of Primary Music Education Teachers) presented by Maria Argyriou
  • Cooperation between schools and music schools (Austrian Music Council) presented by Harald Huber
  • The French model of territorial cultural development: context, challenges and opportunities (Plate-forme interregionale) presented by Stephane Grosclaude
  • Music and Noise: Towards a Politics and Sound Ecology (Flemish Music Council, University of Leuven) presented by Mark Reybrouck
The Power of the Amateurs: The Swiss Federal Popular Initiative on Music Education moderated by Daniel Kellerhals with
  • David Ramael (World Federation of Amateur Orchestras)
  • Kaie Tanner (Estonian Choral Association)
  • Christine Bouvard Marty (Association of Swiss Music Schools)
  • Marc-Antoine Camp (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
Coffee Break
parallel sessions

16:15 - 17:45
Advocacy Workshop
Dos and Don'ts of Advocacy Work
with Mary Luehrsen, Senior Executive of NAMM

This session is presented to you by
Chime for change: the power of musical protest
led by EMC Youth Committee
18:30 Swiss Music Council 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, 21 June 2014

from 9:00Registration
9:30 - 9:45 Musical Welcome by Swiss National Youth Music Competition winners Carla Keller, Florence Meister 
9:45 - 11:00 Keynotes by
  • Enrique Baron Crespo, President of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation
  • Christa Markwalder, Swiss Parliamentarian
Coffee Break
parallel sessions

11:30 - 13:00
Freedom of Musical Expression
The situation in Belarus and the international political context moderated by Silja Fischer with
  • Lavon Volski (musician, Belarus)
  • Ingo Petz (expert on Belarus)
  • Ole Reitov (interim director, Freemuse)
Find Your Match!
Find a Partner for your Projects with the Help of the EMC
moderated by Ian Smith
Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:15Musical Intermission
by Pascal Viglino
14:15 - 14:45EMC Annual Meeting I
presentation of Board Candidates
14:45 - 16:15European Agenda for Music
Working group meetings
Coffee Break
parallel sessions

16:45 - 17:45
Project and Paper Presentations
moderated by Helena Maffli
  • Political Engagement from a Performer's Perspective: Burdens, Challenges and Responsibilities (World Federation of Amateur Orchestras) presented by David Ramael
  • MUS-E in relation of "20 Years MUS-E" (Yehudi Menuhin Forum Bern) presented by Andor Timar
  • Singing Europe (Europa Cantat) presented by Côme Ferrand Cooper and Sonja Greiner
The EU/USA free trade negotiations (TTIP) and its relevance for music in Europe
Information and exchange session
led by Simone Dudt
19:30Le Sacre du Printemps
Dance project of the Concert Theatre Bern in collaboration with Volkshochschule Bern at the cultural centre Reitschule

Sunday, 22 June 2014

from 9:00Registration for EMC Annual Meeting
9:30 - 9:45
Musical Intermission by Trio Andreev from Hochschule der Künste Bern HKB
9:45 - 13:00EMC Annual Meeting
13:00 Snack Lunch and Departure
15:00 Optional City Tour