What is the EMC?
Through its initiative the “European Agenda for Music”, the EMC brings together, for the first time, representatives of the not-for-profit and the commercial sectors to speak with one voice.
- the “European Agenda for Music” – after the publication of the draft Agenda (June 2017), the dissemination and implementation phase “from theory to practice” will start
- Raise awareness for musical diversity and music as a societal and political factor, including new audiences, intercultural dialogue, music and migration/refugees and their cultural and creative influences
- Speak for music in debates on the development of cultural policies in Europe and internationally in partnership with members and potential collaborators
- Build capacity on advocacy work among the membership
- Create synergies with other networks active in culture policy
- Represent the voice of the European music sector in international policy debates
- Ensure the contribution of the European music sector to the implementation of the EU Strategy for culture in external relations
- Professionalise the music sector through international exchange and dialogue with experts
- Strengthen the capacity of the music sector, e.g. through new business & management models, digital tools , etc.
- Encourage peer-to-peer learning through the EMC staff exchange programme
- Create and foster synergy effects for the music sector (through meetings, conferences and workshops)
- Provide an accurate overview of the music sector (via membership survey & data collection)
- Empower the capacity of young professionals working in the music sector (EMC fellowship programme)
- Increase advocacy power of members by making them knowledgable about latest developments in cultural policy (national, European, international)
Connecting with and beyond the Music Sector
The European Music Council enhances communication and supports the exchange of information between players within the European music sector. It encourages cooperation between players in that sector and beyond by initiating and facilitating joint activities and partnerships. This will contribute to creating synergetic effects and internationalise the music sector.
- Increase the visibility of the EMC and its members’ activities
- Communicate about EMC activities, members activities, the music and culture sector at large, using the EMC communication and dissemination strategy (see D2)
- All communication will clearly state that the project is funded by the EU
- Develop and coordinate cooperative projects with different partners
- Exchange with European and international networks from all artistic disciplines
- Participate in projects coordinated by members and partners
- Promote and contribute to the internationalisation of the music sector through participating in IMC programmes and activities
- Carry out the STAMP project (STAMP – Shared Training Activities for Music Professionals), funded by Erasmus+ (not part of this application, no double funding will occur)