summer is coming and music is in the air everywhere. At this pleasant time of the year, we are happy to present to you the second EMC newsletter for 2013.
We have included EMC and IMC news, such as the next IMC World Forum on Music in Brisbane and its online video project "1001 Voices". The EMC's 3rd European Forum on Music took place in Glasgow and we have uploaded most of the documentation, presentations, and photos onto our website. The theme of the forum was "Re>>generating Europe through Music" and Glasgow is a most striking example of how music and culture can support positive societal developments. The latest issue of the EMC magazine "Sounds in Europe"is now available focussing on "Music - A Public Affair?!" highlighting the societal aspects of music projects and its correspondance in cultural policy at EU and national level.
This newsletter looks at cultural policy issues such as the EU-USA free trade agreement negotiations and the possibility of a "cultural exception" and budget cuts in the Creative Europe programme proposal. DG Home Affairs has launched an online consultation on visas with regards to artists and culture professionals and we would like to encourage all readers to participate in this consultation. Farida Shaheed has published her report to the UN on "the right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity", a very interesting read, outlining the diverse factors (religious, economic, political, etc.) that restrict artistic freedom.
Last but not least,you will find news from our member organisations such as upcoming events, calls, publications and recent developments.
We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter,
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