From Seoul via Bonn to Budapest
© Niklaus Rüegg (Switzerland)

Seminar - From Seoul via Bonn to BudapestDevelopment Goals for European Music Education : Access, Quality and Social Challenges
Budapest, 18 - 20 October 2012

Report of the Seminar

Keynote Speeches and Presentations

The European Music School Union (EMU), in partnership with the European Music Council (EMC) and with participation of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC) and the Pacace of Arts, organised the entitled seminar from 18 - 20 October 2012 in the Palace of Arts in Budapest, Hungary.

In this seminar, major European music organizations brought together a large representation of the European music education sector for a follow-up of of the issues raised by the publications of UNESCO's Seoul Agenda and EMC's Bonn Declaration.

The aim was to join our forces and enhance the dialogue between different levels and areas of music education in order to pursue the translation of the three goals set in these documents, Access, Quality and Social Challenges, into strategies, recommendations and real actions. Some of those are common to the whole music education sector in Europe, whereas others diverge according to the organizations and educational settings.

The programme contained both parallel and plenary meetings, and a special added value of the seminar has been the presence of EMC's Working Group Youth monitoring the whole meeting and providing the final wrap-up session. Friday 19 October has been dedicated to the programme attended by all participants, and the two keynote speeches of the morning session has been given by high level experts of IMC and EU commission on culture and education.