Translating the Goals for the Development of Arts Education for Music in Europe
On 16 May 2011 the EMC held in Bonn a highly successful seminar on music education in cooperation with the UNESCO Commission Germany. Entitled From Seoul to Bonn – Translating the Goals for the Development of Arts Education to Music in Europe, the seminar explored the impact of the Seoul Agenda: Goals for the Development of Arts Education in Europe concentrating on the three goals in the document:
- Social and Cultural Challenges
The UNESCO Seoul Agenda is a major outcome of UNESCO's Second World Conference on Arts Education held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, in May 2010.
Music and Social Change
Speakers and participants from Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, the Arab world and the American continent met to discuss the correlation between music and social change. Keynote speakers have been Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO, and world-renowned Senegalese singer, Youssou N'Dour.
The Forum focused on five areas which are of crucial importance to the world of music:
- Music as a tool for social change
- Current challenges and opportunities for music education
- Music distribution and export
- Music and development
- Youth: informal spaces
For the 4th edition of the World Forum on Music and its 34th General Assembly in 2011, the Executive Board of the International Music Council chose to go to Tallinn, Estonia, to join the city's celebrations as Cultural Capital of Europe 2011. It was the first time ever in the 60-year history of the International Music Council that Estonia hosted an IMC activity. The city of Tallinn joined the illustrious list of cities that hosted IMC General Assemblies and conferences over the past 60 years, such as Brasilia, Budapest, Hamburg, Melbourne, Moscow, New York, Paris, Petra, Prague, Rome, Seoul, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Toronto.