An important mission of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is to raise awareness, recognition and inclusion of cultural minorities. We act as an ambassador for underrepresented groups, ensuring their voices are heard at European level. The Assembly of Cultures of Europe (ACE) is one of the ways we promote intercultural dialogue.
Art is one of the finest vehicles for promoting and sharing common values. The Foundation is a long-standing initiator of European projects that foster social inclusion, understanding and tolerance through the arts. Recent examples include Music4Rom and Art4Rom, two initiatives promoting Roma values and culture, involving partners, artists, educators and hundreds of Roma and non-Roma children in four EU countries.
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.