European Agenda for Music launched

The European Music Council has unveiled its European Agenda for Music (EAM). The goal is to identify the needs of the music sector and focus a diverse range of stakeholders around common causes.

In total, EAM has nine themes: education and access to music; technology; cooperation and partnership; diversity; mobility; dissemination; shaping society; recognition; and data collection and analysis.

“Music in particular has the capacity to touch and move people,” said Helga Trüpel, vice-chair of the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee. “That’s why EAM is so important.”

EAM was launched on 21 March at an event in Brussels, with representatives from the European Parliament and European Commission in attendance. Cellist Benjamin Glorieux performed at the launch.