Internationale Musikrat (IMC)
The International Music Council (IMC), foun­ded in 1949 by UNESCO, is the worl­d’s lar­gest net­work of orga­niz­a­ti­ons and insti­tu­ti­ons working in the field of music. The International Music Council pro­mo­tes access to music for all and the value of music in the lives of all peo­p­les. Through its mem­bers and their net­works, IMC has direct access to over 1000 orga­ni­sa­ti­ons in some 150 coun­tries and to 200 mil­li­on per­sons eager to deve­lop and share know­ledge and expe­ri­ence on diver­se aspects of musi­cal life.

In 1972 the ‚European regio­nal group of the IMC/​UNESCO was for­med. It was ren­a­med the European Music Council (EMC) in 1992 and the secre­ta­ri­at was based in Aarau, Switzerland. Since 1 January 2000 the Secretariat has been loca­ted in Bonn, Germany and has been regis­tered under German law as a non-​profit orga­ni­sa­ti­on sin­ce March 2003.

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