Art for Europe
The Foundation vaunts a long story of being both a leader and a participant in socio-cultural and educational European projects commissioned by the European Commission in the areas of intercultural dialogue and social inclusion of children and young people from lesser-known minorities. Two recent examples include Music4Ron and Art4Rom, two initiatives promoting Roma values and culture, involving partners, artists, educators and hundreds of Roma and non-Roma children in four European countries. Many of the projects have involved the cooperation of the MUS-E® network and have resulted in the development of innovative training methodologies for the European educational sector. What’s more, initiated by Yehudi Menuhin in 1997, the Assembly of the Cultures of Europe (ACE) is a platform representing more than 30 cultural minorities including Roma, Armenians, Saami and Csangos. ACE aims to give a voice to the voiceless cultures of Europe, safeguarding their continuing diversity and specificity as autonomous groups within the EU. In its ambassadorial role, ACE acts as the interlocutor between the European institutions and minority groups.