European Music Day Association
The European coordinating organization is the “A.I.S.B.L. Fête Européenne de la Musique – I.N.P.O. European Music Day Association” – an International non for profit organisation established in Brussels.
It was created after the signature of the Budapest Charter that settled the common goals of the European organizers and coordinators representing the Ministries and the Departmental or Municipal authorities of the main European capitals (see list of members at www.europeanmusicday.eu) that signed the common charter of the Fête Européenne de la Musique / European Music Day in 1995.
The aims of the EMDA are to support Artist mobility, Artistic creativity and the dissemination of innovative methods for lifelong learning as well as Vocational and Training opportunities,in order to support the development of all professions related to the Music Sector (in the wider sense).
The General Assembly is held once a year by the member representatives of the permanent members (Athens, Brussels, Budapest, Lausanne, London, Paris and Roma) while observers are also present (but not voting).
The EMDA association coordinates co-productions of the European Members and supports its development with other networks such as the EU.R.I.C.C.A. Network, Virtuelle Cluster Initiative, Music2deal European Network or the Viva Europa Network.