“Transforming education through the arts” roundtable at the European Parliament.

The 30th-anniversary roundtable of the MUS-E® Programme, hosted by MEP Javier Moreno Sánchez, on 6 December 2023 marked three decades of impactful artistic education fostering well-being and social inclusion.  

Organised by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (IYMF) in collaboration with Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España (FYME), this event, co-funded by the European Union, celebrated the visionary efforts of Yehudi Menuhin to integrate arts into education, promoting accessibility for all.  

The MUS-E® Programme, created by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and developed by 12 organisations across Europe and beyond, has evolved into an international initiative empowering artists, teachers, and children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, nurturing creativity and well-being. 

 The event, hosted by MEP Javier Moreno Sánchez and moderated Marianne Poncelet, Executive Vice-President of IYMF, featured esteemed speakers from European Institutions, the Permanent Representation of Spain, IYMF, and MUS-E: 

  • Enrique Barón Crespo, President, Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España (FYME) and Honorary President, International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (IYMF),  
  • Ibán García del Blanco, MEP, CULT Committee,  
  • Marcos Ros Sempere, MEP, CULT Committee,  
  • José Ángel Piña Sánchez, Education Attaché, Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union,  
  • Anna-Maria Giannopoulou, Deputy Head of Unit – Schools and Multilingualism, DG EAC, European Commission,  
  • Leonor Cambournac, International MUS-E Council Chair and MUS-E Portugal National Coordinator, Associação Yehudi Menuhin Portugal (AYMP)  

Read more in the pdf version of the report here.