The Youth Committee worked closely with other youth committees and organisations and was represented on the Youth Advisory Group of the International Music Council. In 2012, the bulk of the committee activity as a group was to present the Manifesto at various different events and platforms. Here are some of the main activities:
- Hosting a session on Bridging generations in employment at the European Forum on Music in Istanbul, Turkey
- Presenting the Manifesto for Youth and Music in Europe at the Euro Med Youth Music Expo in Limassol, Cyprus
- Hosting the wrap-up session at the the From Seoul via Bonn to Budapest seminar in Budapest, Hungary.
In 2013 the Youth Committee hosted a Youth Day at the European Forum on Music in Glasgow in April. More information.
The aim of the Access! project, which ran from 2010-2011, was to give young people in Europe who are involved in music a voice in their future. Musicians, managers, musicologists and pedagogues starting out on their career have an important role to play in the shaping of the European music sector but are often sidelined and do not have access to the information and help they need. The Access! project aimed to address this, and led to the development of the Manifesto for Youth and Music in Europe.