From left to right: Michel Magnin (European Commission), Axel Voss (European Parliament), Ruth Jakobi (European Music Council)
The reception of the European Music Council in the European Parliament hosted by MEP Axel Voss on 18 February 2019 in Brussels was a great opportunity to discuss the most recent policy developments of importance for the cultural and creative sector such as the proposal for the future Creative Europe programme and the Copyright Directive but also the relevance of the upcoming European elections in May 2019.
It was an occasion to learn more about the EMC’s activities, in particular the future of the European Agenda for Music and its implementation.
The webinar on EU cultural policy provides an overview of the legal framework and relevant actors and stakeholders in EU cultural policy - from EU institutions to cultural networks. We talked about the difference between the European Agenda for Culture, Council Work Plan for Culture and Creative Europe and why 2019 was such a pivotal year not only for the EU in general but cultural policy in particular.
The EMC organised a showcase on the European Agenda for Music (EAM) to share one's stories from 12 June to 13 June 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. This was an opportunity to take a closer look at the key themes and learn about projects and activities that address priorities or suggested measures of the EAM.
The EAM Showcase highlighted various projects and endeavours on how to use the EAM.