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Making the difference through music



Presentation by Blasko Smilevski, Jeunesses Musicales International at the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum in Brussels on 26 May 2010.

Presentation by Blasko Smilevski, Jeunesses Musicales International at the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum in Brussels on 26 May 2010.



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  • Build local infrastructures Local labor market opportunities Community development through volunteer work Awareness raising

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  • 1. Making the difference through music Blasko Smilevski
  • 2. Jeunesses Musicales International
    • Develop young people through music across all boundaries
    • More than 60 countries and 36.000 activities annually
    • More than 5 million young people as members
  • 3. What we stand for
    • Access to music
    • Active participation and citizenship
    • Self-esteem
    • Critical thinking
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Intercultural learning
    • Peace building
    • Mobility
  • 4. Challenges
    • Culture perceived as elitist
    • Culture not being mainstreamed into overall society or into youth development
    • Less and less funding
    • Decline of cultural services
    • Decline of culture (music) education at schools
    • Obstacles to mobility
    • Lack of support for community level culture
    • Searching for the social values of culture
    • Monitoring and evaluation
  • 5. Orchestras and Ensembles
    • World Youth Orchestra
    • World Youth Choir
    • Unique opportunity to participate in world level ensembles and work with top level musicians
    • New skills development
    • Team building
    • Intercultural learning
    • Promoters of peace
  • 6. ETHNO
    • System of national camps in Europe and Africa
    • Intercultural learning*
    • Team building
    • Meeting point for young people
    • Declared best practice in intercultural learning by the
    • European Youth Forum
  • 7. IMAGINE
    • Network of local, regional, national and international festivals in Europe and Africa (Music Crossroads)
    • Engine of the future music scene
    • Where teenagers learn “musicianship”
    • Prepare for professional careers
    • More competitive on the music labor market
    • Life skills development
  • 8. Community development through culture
    • UNICEF creativity program as part of Youth centers development (life and livelihood skills) in Macedonia, Russia
    • World Bank Children and Youth Development Project
    • World Bank Community through Culture
    • development Project in Macedonia
  • 9. YOUTH MUSIC DEVELOPMENT MODEL FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MUSIC ON LOCAL and NATIONAL LEVEL INCLUDE THE “BEST” OF JMI PROGRAMS ETHNO IMAGINE Young Audience development Ensembles creation Awareness raising through dedicated public campaigns involving youth and music Volunteer work, community services through music and Charity work Youth centres development (creativity program) Extracurricular music programs in schools (Concerts in schools) OFFER IT AS SCALE-UP MODEL TO GOVERNMENTS ENGAGE LARGE SCALE DONORS