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COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

European Forum on Music 2021: Claiming a front row seat. The place of music in society

The European Forum on Music 2021 will offer a variety of sessions, including keynote speeches, panel discussions, interactive workshops and networking sessions for the music sector to exchange and to discuss the role and place of music in society. Even though the music sector was hit hard, it will come out of the crisis stronger, more resilient and claiming its right place which will be reflected in political action.

The European Forum on Music 2021 taking place online from 2 – 5 June will offer a variety of sessions and networking opportunities for the music sector. Keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive workshops will allow to dive deeper on the following topics:

  • The role and place of music in society
  • Working conditions of musical artists
  • Music and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Getting back to enjoying music after COVID-19
  • Implementation of the EU Copyright Directive
  • Info session about the new generation of EU funding

In all its manifestations, music is a tremendously precious resource for Europe.

This introductory sentence of the European Agenda for Music, first released in 2018, makes a bold statement for music and its importance for the societies we live in. Yet, political decisions about opening, closing and re-opening (or not) of clubs, choirs, theatres, operas, music schools and other places of music show the huge discrepancy between this bold statement and the sad reality. Political actions seem to faill behind on the relevance of music for our living together. This hard landing in pandemic realities calls for a clear view on what place music takes in our societies, including a reality check pre- and post-Covid-19. The music sector is one of the hardest hit by the pandemic and at the same time it will be one of the sectors that can contribute significantly to the recovery, with its intrinsic power as an artform, its strength to be a tool for social and individual development and its economic force for jobs and growth. That is why we are “Claiming a front row seat. The place of music in society” with the 2021 edition of the European Forum on Music.

Take a look at the full programme and register here.

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