Events in 2018

Successful launch of the European Agenda for Music

21 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium

More than 100 music sector stakeholders and representatives from the European Parliament and European Commission gathered in Brussels on March 21st to celebrate the launch of the European Agenda for Music (EAM).The European Agenda for Music was developed out of a continent-wide consultation launched by the European Music Council (EMC). Reaching out to the entire music sector, it identifies the sector’s collective needs and sets out priorities for the future. A powerful confirmation of the European music sector’s desire to join together in the promotion of a common cause, the Agenda details which directions to pursue in order to ensure a music sector that remains strong, fair, innovative and diverse in a rapidly changing world.

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8th European Forum on Music

7 - 10 June 2018 in Oslo, Norway

/'fɔːɹəm/ "A meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged"

The European Forum on Music (EFM): Looking Back – Looking Forward. The Future of Europe’s Musical Roots took place from Thursday, 7 June until Sunday, 10 June 2018 in Oslo/Norway. The EFM, annual conference of the European Music Council (EMC), was hosted by the Norwegian Music Council and is part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
With this edition of the EFM, we looked at the importance and the value of musical heritage for our future European society. Music and intangible heritage in general are confronted with a variety of challenges: from participation and access to music to environmental threats. What is needed today to make sure that we can
still enjoy Europe’s musical roots in the future?

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STAMP events and EMC workshop on Online Tools

♦ 27 November 2018

In the framework of our STAMP activities, on 27 November in the afternoon, our partner Jeunesses Musicales Hungary shared a range of presentations of different methods and practical cases of using music as a tool for social inclusion of disadvantaged youth.

♦ 29 November 2018

• The STAMP programme has been running for two years. A series of webinars and some training activities have been implemented successfully and tools for further training have been developed.
All the STAMP partners were proud to present their results and tips on how to organise training, workshops, webinars on your own. It was a great opportunity to get inspired and to learn from other professionals aiming at improving the music field. You will find all these guidelines, tools and courses online here.
• Looking back at a series of successful previous capacity building workshops, the EMC was glad to organise a training opportunity in Budapest on 29 November 2018. The workshop aimed at giving an insight on how to organise your work with partners, members and staff thanks to online tools.

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