|International Music Council - I.M.C.|
The International Music Council IMC was founded in 1949 upon request of the Director General of UNESCI as a non-governmental advisory body to the agency on musical matters. Today it comprises national music committees of over sixty nations on all continents, some thirty international music organisations as well as some fifty honorary members. Regional secretariats in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Arab countries and Latin America promote regional project and international cooperation under the aegis of IMC.
The European National Committees decided to form a regional group of the IMC|UNESCO in Strasbourg in 1972, named European Regional Group (ERG). One of the main tasks of the ERG was to function as a brigde between the Western and the Eastern parts of the Europe. At the Annual Meeting 1992 in Lenzburg was changed to European Music Council of IMC|UNESCO. New guidelines were adopted at the Annual Meeting 1993 in Alicante-Spain.
The European Music Council EMC is a platform for representatives of the National Music Councils and all organizations involved in the fields of music education, creation, performance, heritage etc. from all European countries. In line with UNESCO’s objectives, the International Music Council and European Music Council contribute to a better mutual understanding among peoples and their different cultures and to the right for all musical cultures to coexist.
The European Music Council