The aim of the project "ExTra! - Exchange Traditions" is to stimulate exchange between different music traditions present in today's multicultural Europe. The main focus is on the integration of musical traditions of migrant and minority cultures in Europe.
'Cultural diversity', 'European cultural identity' and 'inclusion of minority cultures' are nowadays top priorities for many music organisations in Europe. Cultural operators and political decision makers are conducting a significant discussion on European cultural identity and diversity - including influences from outside Europe. How can we bridge the seemingly unbridgeable contradiction between a common European identity and cultural diversity in Europe? With the EU funded project 'ExTra! - Exchange Traditions' the European Music Council and its partners take part actively in this debate and offer concrete activities to promote cultural diversity integrating minorities in a sensitive and respectful way.
Read the final project documentation here.