European Music Day Association
The “A.I.S.B.L. Fête Européenne de la Musique – I.N.P.O. European Music Day Association” – is an International non for profit organisation established in Brussels that aims to coordinate European organization producing or coordinating music day events.
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 that signed the common charter of the Fête Européenne de la Musique / European Music Day in 1995.
They participate and/or organize conferences, seminars and workshops, collaborates for policy making and participate in various EU projects to support European Live Music Making and to enhance the role of Music as a tool for local development.
Stepping on the thousand live events produced simultaneously across Europe, EMDA partners’ objectives are to motivate the broader public, to widen the music boundaries of music audiences and to promote local artists, musicians and professionals.
The aims of the EMDA are to support artist creativity and mobility, to promote innovative methods supporting Vocational and Educational Training opportunities, in order to support the development of the European Music Sector (in the wider sense).
Hosted in Bruxelles at the Music Council Wallonie-Bruxelles, the General Assembly is held once a year in different capitals of the members’ of the association (Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Krakow, Ljubljana, Paris and Roma).
The EMDA association coordinates co-productions of the European Members and supports its development collaborating with other networks such as the Anna Lindh Foundation, the European Live Music Association, HEMI, the Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation, Music2deal European Network or the Network for the Internationalization of Music Producers in Europe to support European Music practice, Musicians and Music Diversity.
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