C. Conservatoires and the Development of Cultural Policy for Music


To ensure a full and effective engagement of conservatoire leaders in the development of a European Agenda for Music that seeks: to stimulate musical creativity and creation; to improve the circulation of European repertoire and the mobility of artists throughout Europe; to support musical diversity and ensure music education for all; to strengthen the recognition of the societal value of music; and to reach out to new audiences and develop new publics.

With this strand of the FULL SCORE project, the AEC aims to share innovative approaches to promoting music, highlight the value of its role in European culture and encourage a wider take-up of these approaches. Moreover, in conjunction with the European Music Council (EMC) and its other members, the AEC intends to engage the views of conservatoire leaders in the formation of a European Agenda for Music.


Please find below the Strand C activities carried out within the timeframe of the FULLSCORE project:
AEC has started to engage its members in the EMC’s development of a European Agenda for Music and to secure detailed input at the AEC Congress so that AEC can contribute significantly to the formulation of this Agenda. During the AEC Annual Congress 2014 in Budapest, a ‘Reflective Day’ devoted to the European Agenda for Music (EAM) was organized. During the second year of the FULL SCORE project, this strand focusses on the organization of an AEC Congress themed around  'New Agencies; New Agendas' and the production of a position paper on EAM. The AEC Annual Congress 2015 took place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
In the second year of the project, another reflection day on the European Agenda for Music (EAM) and its potential impact for higher music education institutions was organized during the AEC Congress in November 2015 in Glasgow. During the Congress, themed ‘New Agencies, New Agendas,’ feedback on the European Agenda for Music (EAM) was gathered from the AEC members. Their ideas on what should be the priorities of EAM have been collected and will be compiled into a position paper, which will include a brief gap analysis exercise. Additionally, the AEC has further developed its relationship with EMC by attending their yearly meetings and workshops. An official statement on EAM has already been published in March 2016, and the position paper will be published in August 2016.



 Expected Sustainability:  

  • Long-term cooperation with EMC for the further development and the implementation of the European Agenda for Music

The FULL SCORE Strand C material are available for AEC members upon request. For further information, please contact the AEC Office.