European Forum on Music from 7-10 June in Oslo, Norway

The European Music Council (EMC) is proud to invite you to this year’s edition of the European Forum on Music (EFM) dedicated to "Looking Back - Looking Forward. The Future of Europe’s Musical Roots", which will take place from Thursday, 7 June until Sunday 10 June in Oslo, Norway. The EMC Annual Meeting will close the Forum on Sunday 10 June 2018.

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This edition of the European Forum on Music looks at the importance of safeguarding musical heritage and the value of musical heritage for our future European society. How can we better support the potential of musical heritage? What is needed today to make sure that we can still enjoy Europe’s musical roots in the future? The European Agenda for Music details which directions to pursue in order to ensure a music sector that remains strong, fair, innovative and diverse in a rapidly changing world. The European Forum on Music will offer the opportunity to discuss further action and to give examples on how to use this policy document on a national, European or international level.

With responsible citizenship as democratic value at the heart of the discussions, the Forum will also look at environmental sustainability and artistic freedom. The EMC is glad to confirm the presence of Jan Lothe Eriksen from SafeMUSE and Srirak Plipat from Freemuse for the panel discussions. Sara Whyatt, Independant Human Rights Consultant, will moderate the session and provide hands-on training. Furthermore, Peder Karlsson from the Royal Academy of Music and activist at End Ecocide Sweden will stress the importance of global warming awareness in our contemporary society and in the music sector.

Registration is open until 15 May!



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Glyndebourne Productions Limited

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Czech Television

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Vienna Symphony Orchestra

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

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IMZ International Music + Media Centre

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