European Music Council
October 18, 2018
Dear readers,
In this newsletter, we would like to share with you the latest cultural policy news, a reminder to register to our capacity building workshops & more!
Your EMC team
News from the European Parliament
► In September the European Parliament voted in favour for the trilogue-mandate for the Copyright Directive with 438 votes in favour, 226 against and 39 abstentions. The trilogue negotiations between representatives from the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament have now started with the aim of agreeing on a compromise text, after which the plenary of the European Parliament and the European Council will have a vote.
► A study for the Culture and Education Committee “Mobility of artists and culture professionals – towards a European policy framework” was published here last week. Among other things, the study looks at the importance and obstacles of mobility and gives recommendations for a European framework for mobility in culture.
► Future of Creative Europe I: The European Parliament is currently debating the proposal of the European Commission for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 including all funding programmes such as Creative Europe and Erasmus+. The rapporteurs for the MFF 2021-2027 in the budget committee are proposing to double the budget of Creative Europe compared to the proposal of the European Commission. The Culture and Education committee (CULT) will also formulate an opinion on the Creative Europe proposal. The draft opinion of CULT prepared by rapporteur Silvia Costa will be published soon.
► Future of Creative Europe II: The European Music Council was invited to participate in a Stakeholder Consultation with the rapporteur for Creative Europe in the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament, Silvia Costa, along with other cultural organisations.
► The new European Agenda for Culture was published by the European Commission in May 2018. A draft report by rapporteur Giorgos Grammatikakis has been published already, the CULT committee will vote on his proposal in November.
Culture Action Europe: Appeal for the European Elections 2019
From 23-26 May 2019, the EU citizens will elect a new European Parliament. Culture Action Europe encourages all its members, partners and friends to actively participate in the 2019 European elections and in turn to encourage others to celebrate democracy at this crucial time for Europe. The appeal calls on all political forces to approach cultural issues constructively and respectfully within the European elections.
European Alliance for Culture and the Arts: Culture and Cohesion
Culture strongly relates to the various elements of a human dimension of the economic and social development: shared values, creativity-based skills, social bonds, intercultural dialogue, collective learning and engagement, among others. The European Alliance for Culture and the Arts therefore calls for the integration of culture in the policy priorities of Cohesion Policy.
Voices of Culture - Social Inclusion
Partnering with other sectors
The EMC was part of the Voices of Culture dialogue on “Social Inclusion: Partnering with other sectors”. The brainstorming report reflects the diversity of views and approaches in our group and contains recommendations for all levels (the culture sector, the social sector, on local, regional or national level, the EU member states, the European Commission), as well as case studies for illustration.
Share and spread the word!
Capacity Building Workshops
Tuesday 27th November
→ STAMP event on Social Inclusion of Disadvantaged Youth through the Means of Music organised by Jeunesses Musicales Hungary
Among the invited speakers are:
Eleonóra Papp, Pető Institute; Ildikó Morvay, Superar Program; Márta Flamich; Rita Hoffmann; Anna Vetö; Snétberger Foundation
...and a few other guest speakers will make sure you broaden your knowledge in this field.
Thursday 29th November
→ Presentation of STAMP Project Results: (Online) Tools and Guidelines for Music Managers in the morning
Are you facing challenges to find and engage with your audience online? Are you working with volunteers during your events or are you at the beginning of your career?
Would you like to work on international cooperation projects but don't know where to start?
Come discover more on the tools we developed with our STAMP partners.
Thursday 29th November
→ EMC Workshop on Online Tools in Project Management in the afternoon
The workshop aims at giving you an insight on how to organise your work with partners, members and staff thanks to online tools.
You are looking for some alternative tools to communicate, plan tasks and keep an overview of your schedule? Come to our "peer-to-peer" learning oppotunity and learn more on office management tools!
EMC Membership benefit
→ free workshop, travel and accomodation bursaries
We offer to our members some travel and accommodation bursaries. Please contact us at: for more information.
♦ Registration fee for the EMC Workshop
EMC member: free
non-EMC member: 50€ & young 30€
What's more?
The EMC will be presenting the European Agenda for Music with our members EJN  & IAMIC at WOMEX, the international music meeting and conference World Music Exposition, on Friday 26 October 2018 in Gran Canaria, Spain.
Visit us at our stands A24&A25 if you are attending WOMEX!
→ More on the session here
Music Moves Europe Talent Awards Nominees
24 artists were nominated for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards in each of the following six genres: Pop, Rock, Electronic, R&B/Urban, Hip-hop/Rap and Singer-Songwriter. They will be awarded by EBU and its partners at the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival (ESNS) on 19 January  2019 in Groningen, Netherlands.
→ List of nominees here
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