All posts by Elise Vanderhofstadt

Where is creativity in the new digital Europe?

On September 30th, the European Commission unveiled its plans for three long-awaited strategic proposals: on the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027), the European Research Area, and the European Education Area (to be achieved by 2025). The press conference was led by the interventions of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. These three strategies will shape

CAPACITARTE: good practices from Portugal, Spain, Hungary and Germany

CAPACITARTE is a training project in which IYMF is partner for professionals in the artistic-pedagogical world that allows them to extend and develop their skills in non-formal methodologies active from art, creativity and culture. These professionals of the artistic-pedagogical world in non-formal methodologies through Art will revert their learning in directive teams, teachers and AMPAS

Simon Eychenne – Project Assistant

In addition to his degrees in Business & Economics – Bachelor of Economics and Management (Toulouse 1 Capitole), Msc Business & Administration (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) – Simon has always demonstrated a deep interest in discovering music from all around the world. After several experiences within the music industry in Paris (FR) and Montreal (CA) this

Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España commitment and work for solidarity

Monday 31 August was the International Solidarity Day. A date that has been commemorated for 40 years and on which FYME wishes to show its commitment and work to promote solidarity. FYME shows that what matters is what you do not what you say and FYME, through its numerous projects including Enred-Arte and Solidariz-Arte, is

Pietrasanta in Concerto 2020


Juliette Van Maele – Project Assistant

With a degree from IHECS in Animation Socio-Culturel et Education Permanente, Juliette had her first experiences in the cultural world at Kunstenfestivaldesarts as a production assistant. She realised there how much she loves to be in contact with different artists from different part of the world, and to organise cultural events. Thanks to a trilingual

Our musical production “AL DI LA DI NOI” continues to thrill the audience!

The story began in September 2019 in the Salento region of Apulia in Southern Italy. The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation had partnered with Outhere Music and MUS-E Italia Onlus to organize a music residency that would close with a concert in Alessano, in the context of the Muse Salentine Festival, with the aim of raising

Homelands, places of belonging in the magazine ENGAGE

What is more powerful than art as a driver for positive inclusion? The project Homelands, places of belonging led by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is on the frontpage of the ENGAGE magazine by CERA, a magazine specially designed for young members, featuring reports on a selection of exciting projects and committed young people. In

Council of Europe Recommendation and the relevance of the projects carried out by IYMF

Information from the Council of Europe (CoE): Recommendation CM/Rec(2020)2 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on the inclusion of the history of Roma and/or Travellers in school curricula and teaching materials On 1 July 2020 the Committee of Ministers at the 1380th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies adopted for the first time a recommendation

Art education against the coronavirus outbreak

In 1993, Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) together with Werner Schmitt, director of the Bern Conservatory, and Marianne Poncelet  launched the MUS-E programme, anchoring active art experiences in education and promoting intercultural dialogue,. In alignment with The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child , MUS-E gives priority to investment in one of the basic


The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is committed to take on a more active role and therefore, strong of its experience and the richness of the MUS-E Network, we join the ENCATC Network. ENCATC is a European network on cultural management and policy bringing together over 138 educational, training and cultural centers in over 40 countries

Violins for Peace – 100 years Yehudi Menuhin

To mark the centenary of the birth of Yehudi Menuhin, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation organized an exceptional tribute concert to honour this incomparable musician, who worked throughout his life for peace and intercultural dialogue. The tribute concert took place at the Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels on the 20 October 2016. True to

A dialogue of souls around the Mediterranean Sea – December 2017

A unique musical production bringing together musicians from diverse cultures guided by Grand Maestro Jordi Savall, who embodies the same values as Yehudi Menuhin (sharing, respect of diversity, co-creation and intercultural dialogue). Musicians from Israel, Syria, Turkey, Greece and Spain will perform a musical dialogue which includes songs of Christian, Sephardic, Ottoman and Arab-Andalusian origins.

Musical Moment – 26 June 2018

On the 26th of June 2018, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation held an intimate concert for the Friends of the Foundation, as well as its partners. For this event, 3 young musicians who were part of the Music Up Close Network project (connecting young audiences to orchestral music) gave a unique performance: the Italian cellist

Highlight on MUS-E Italy’s initiatives during and after the lockdown

The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is responsible for the international coordination of the MUS-E Network. This includes promoting and sharing best practices and coomon tools and each month IYMF sheds light on national initiatives that are worth sharing at the international level. This articles focuses on MUS-E Italia Onlus and the initiatives they have set