Europe

Europa Nostra Digital Agora

Born as a creative response to the confinement and physical distancing implemented to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, this virtual platform aims at sharing and promoting digital best practices related to culture and cultural heritage from across Europe and the world.

EU Council Presidency: Member States COVID measures for CCS

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU has been gathering information about specific national and European measures put in place on the national level in order to support cultural and creative sectors.

Yourope

Yourope was founded in 1998, and has evolved into the most important Association of European Festivals. Besides discussing trade topics and sharing best practices with its 90 festivals and associated members, Yourope has founded dedicated groups dealing with health & safety (YES Group), green operations (GO Group) and marketing & communication (EMAC Group). The overall aim of the association is to collaborate, share experiences and to pinpoint areas that would benefit from a joint approach.

AEC – Association Europeenne des Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musikhochschulen

AEC is a voluntary coalition representing Higher Music Education Institutions (HMEIs) in Europe and beyond. AEC is the leading voice for Higher Music Education in Europe, a powerful advocate for its member institutions. AEC sees professionally focused arts education as a quest for excellence in three areas: artistic practice; learning and teaching; ­­research and innovation. It seeks to foster these elements and to encourage the diversity and dynamism with which they are pursued in different institutions, countries and regions. AEC understands and supports music and arts education, together with cultural participation, as central contributors to quality in human life, and inclusive societies founded on democratic values. ­

Europe Jazz Network (EJN)

EJN is a nonprofit Europe-wide association of producers, presenters and supporting organisations who specialise in creative music, contemporary jazz and improvised music created from a distinctly European perspective. EJN exists to support the identity and diversity of jazz in Europe and broaden awareness of this vital area of music as a cultural and educational force.

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag)

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is Europe’s main conference and showcase festival, focusing on European music. The exchange of European music is one of its main goals. ESNS is a non-profit, European artist only, 100% showcase festival and music conference. Selling out each year ESNS attracts over 4.000 professional delegates, including 400 international festivals, and showcases around 350 European artists for over 40.000 visitors total.

European Music Exporters Exchange (EMME)

EMEE is a non-profit association made up of 24 national and regional Music Export offices from all over Europe, with its registered office based in Brussels. We pull together a mix of public and private funding to support European musicians, music companies and music professionals in their export strategies. EMEE’s mission is to strengthen the European Music Sector by encouraging musical diversity, visibility, and supporting mobility in and outside Europe through the exchange of information and expertise from the members as well as project initiatives between members and/or other music industry organisations.

Tallinn Music Week (TMW)

Held each spring in Tallinn, Estonia since 2009, Tallinn Music Week is one of the most acclaimed new music and city culture festivals and key networking events for music and creative industry professionals across Europe. TMW’s core is an international new music festival and Creative Impact conference. The 3-day music festival presents brave new multi-genre acts from all over Europe and beyond in Tallinn’s best concert venues. The 2-day conference looks into the impact of arts as an engine for the economy while offering both inspiration and practical activities to music professionals, artists, entrepreneurs and policymakers from different areas. The festival’s side events cover art, design, public talks and various urban space activities.

VAUNET

VAUNET is the leading organisation for audiovisual media in Germany. The fields of business in which its 150 member companies operate are highly varied, ranging from TV and radio to internet and streaming offerings. VAUNET represents the interests of the commercial audiovisual industry, which is one of the largest business sectors in Germany. The aim of VAUNET trade association is to create acceptance for the economic concerns of audiovisual media and raise awareness of the major sociopolitical and cultural significance of this industry in the digital age.

Brave New Art World

An initiative for bringing together creatives in order to lead to the creation of a Brave New Art World.

Online workshop: Music & Sustainability

An online workshop for EFM members and all interested music stakeholders to discover and discuss on initiatives and ways of transforming the music sector towards a more environmentally sustainable one.

Liveurope

Liveurope is an initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote up-and-coming European artists.

Coronacrisis: German architects look into the future with concern

The Federal Chamber of German Architects and the Federal Chamber of German Engineers conducted an online survey among all self-employed members of the chambers of architects and engineers of the federal states to understand the impact of the current crisis on the profession.

Cultural Welfare Center (CCW)

Culture as a resource for Health. CCW was founded in Turin (Italy) in response to the health crisis but also looking beyond. It is an interdisciplinary centre aiming to promote study, research, skills-building, the shaping of policy and the strengthening of practices revolving around the value of Culture for the Wellbeing of People and Communities, as a prerequisite of sustainable social development within a framework of social justice.

DREAM TEAM by Giffoni Innovation Hub s.r.l.

The DREAM TEAM mission is to promote the culture of innovation within the dynamics of companies and the creation of temporary Open Innovation workshops for young people aged 14 to 28 on issues related to the 17 objectives UN 2030 agenda with the involvement of the Giffoni community.