#ELMAinitiative at the Music Moves Europe Meeting

ELMA and European Music sector Representatives address President Juncker to support Music Sector

On 14th February 2018 and after two years of collaboration with the European Commission,  EU Culture Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, announced that Parliament had approved preparatory measures for the pilot Music Programme project called “Music Moves Europe” Music Moves Europe which was supported by the 30 European associations and Organizations that attended the meeting, will be allocated a budget of 1.5 million Euro to begin the preparatory phases for a specific law on music, similarly to the process undertaken for the audio-visual law. Our partner ELMA and the 29 other organisations representing the European music sector welcomed this pilot programme for music in Europe and addressed Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, to support a full European Music Programme in EU future budget. Read the European Music Sector Representatives letter here.…

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EURICCA partners starts new european partnership for innovation & exchange of good practices: the Erasmus+ CCLEPproject

The live entertainment industry suffers from the lack of a systematic approach to the recognition of professionals and their training. The recognition of the figures is fragmented, and often the training courses are based on obsolete models. In this context and in accordance with the objectives of the ELMA Initiative (European Live Music Association) in which Assomusica (IT) and MESO Events (GR) are activelly involved, another alliance including another EURICCA partner, the European Centre for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Education (FR), as well as the Emilia Romagna Region (IT), Epralima (PT) & Plasa (UK) created a consotrtium that has been granted an ERASMUS+ Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices project: the CCLEP (Certified Competences For Live Events Professionals). CCLEP AIM: To promote the official recognition and validation of qualifications,…

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Participation at the Greek Leader Programme conference: “Investing in Development & Innovation in Rural Areas”

The ELIKONAS – PARNASSOS DEVELOPMENT SA company and local authorities of Viotia Region organised the informative conference titled:”Investing in Development & Innovation in Rural Areas. Held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the “Christos Palaiologos” Conference Center of Livadia, the conference aimed at presenting the axis of the new Local Development Program CLLD LEADER “. LEADER Initiative (Liaisons Entre Actions de Developement de l ‘Economie Rurale – links between actions for the development of the rural economy) in Greece, which was the beginning of a new approach to rural development policy. Through LEADER, integrated and multidisciplinary development was built, while local communities were given the opportunity to design and choose their…

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ELMA panel on best practices & legislations for Live Music Sector in Europe, Milano Music Week

EURICCA’s co-founder Mark Sheridan will attend at the European Live Music Association (ELMA) meeting representing the initiative for the development of a partnership with ELMA partners. With the support of the Italian Association of Live event Promoters adn Producers (assomusica), ELMA partners organise a European panel with distinguished guests to compare the best practices and legislation of Live Music Sector in Europe on the 24th of November during the Milano Music Week and more specifically the Linecheck festival in Milan. A promissing discussion regarding common action strategies that can affect policies and legislation and initial mobility activities to promote the circulation of new and emerging talents and artists. Panel will be hosted  by Greg Parmley –  Managing Director…

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MESO Events participates at the V4 Roundabout music sector accelerator project

V4 Roundabout is a music sector accelerator project that brings music professionals together to enhance interactions between the SME-s of the region. The Visegrad Fund supported project aims to enhance the growth of the music market by bringing 10 professionals plus 2 media representatives from 4 plus one countries together to share informations, pick the best bands to offer, change ideas and pave the way for future businesses. What is V4Roundabout:  a common effort of 4 locally connected and active music facilitators ( export office, conference, music cluster agency…) The B2B aspect…The project has 4 locally connected and active music facilitators as project ambassadors. Each ambassador hand-picks professionals that are eager to expand…

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ELMA Members meeting in Reeperbahn 2017

A year has passed since the last edition of Reeperbahn and this year again, member representatives are gathering in Hamburg. Aside administrative and internal topics, the aims of the meeting will be to validate the strategic development of the projects such as the mobility, mapping and VET activities. It will be an opportunity to plan next steps of on-going partnerships with music networks and communities such as the newly granted ERASMUS project cCLEP (Certified Competences for Live Events Professionals) or the Creative Europe NIMPE project (Network for the Internationalization of Music Producers in Europe) where ELMA members Assomusica, MESO events and RootMusic are involved. It will also be about the preparation of up-coming projects…

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NIMPE partners launch the European Live Music Production sector mapping phase

One of the educational and vocational priorities of NIMPEs mapping project deliverable concerns the mapping of current live music production sector needs, in very different EU member countries, and more precisely, to gather concrete evidences of common problems but also of innovative practices, as to form a micro-model of sustainable solutions for the European Live Music sector. In this direction, NIMPE Initiative deliberately operates as an umbrella network between national Music “Clusters and communities of practice”, gathering public and private organisations data, comments and suggestions. Through mapping, interviewing, meetings and webinar activities, the results gathered will enable NIMPE partners to provide data for policy resolutions, to emphasize on common solutions and support the development of common…

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“Cultural and Creative Industries: When Art meets Entrepreneurship”

Representing ASBL EURICCA and NPO MESO Events, Georges Perot will attend the 5th  conference on Europe, Entepreneurship and Sustainable Development of the House of Europe in Rhodes, as a keynote speaker on CCI importance in correlation with Tourism and sustainable development. The three-day events are co-organized by the House of Europe in Rhodes and Rhodes’ Municipal Cultural Organization of Culture-Sports, will be held in Rhodes, 15-17 March 2017, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Dodecanese and the Museum of Modern Greek Art of Rhodes. The 5th conference for Europe, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development takes place in the context of the commitment of the House of…

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CULTURE and TOURISM: Presentation of Divertimento project during the World Tourism Fair – ITB

Following the collaboration between EURICCA network and CulturePolis regarding the use of Culture as a tool for Touristic development, the first results of the European project Divertimento  were successfully presented during the World Tourism Fair ITB, which was held on 8-12 March 2017 in Berlin. Georges Perot attended on behalf of ASBL EURICCA  to underline the connections between CCI, Cultural Entrepreneurship, heritage and alternative touristic strategies for the sustainable development of local communities. The official presentation took place on 08.03.2017 in the Italian pavilion,  thanks to region of Campania’s hospitality. The presentation  was opened by the Italian Minister of Heritage, culture and tourism. During the event,  Aldo di Russo (unicity partner)…