Culture has always been advancing efforts to promote inclusion and creating economic justice playing an important role in local development. However, the existing vulnerabilities of the music sector have been further exacerbated with the COVID-19 pandemic and require effective solutions to ensure their resilience.
Music4Coop proposes to strengthen the cooperative mindset in the music sector for local development. It is based on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) which is an ethical approach to economic development based in cooperation that prioritises the welfare of people and planet fostering diversity, gender equality, social cohesion…
The objectives of the project are:
1) Definition of a new professional role in music: The European music cooperator (music professional who work in conjunction with community-level stakeholders for the promotion of a common end)
2) Develop an innovative upskilling experience to enable music professionals to gain new skills in cooperation and SSE to allow sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work in the music sector
3) Reinforce the contribution of the music sector to the three dimensions of sustainable development (social, economic and environmental) in local, regional and rural areas. It aims to foster the role of music as a driver for local and regional development by upskilling music professionals to cooperate with community-level stakeholders to achieve common objectives of sustainable development.
The project will directly involve 20 aspiring European music cooperators from the 27 EU Member States that will visit Extremadura (SP) to meet 20 community-level stakeholders to live a 3 days full-immersion cooperative experience in Extremadura to jointly solve real problems of sustainable development with a European perspective.
After the project, they will be prepared to start their professional activity as music co-operators in their home countries and generate synergies with European community-level stakeholders. There will be 7 european associated organisations to the project (2 european networks and 5 national organisations).
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