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Professional seminars for gender
equality in the music sector in Europe

JULY 13-15, 2023



Despite the growing global awareness, thanks in large part to the #metoo movement, regarding the violence and discrimination endured by women and gender minorities in the cultural sector, the inequalities therein remain massive and systemic. The disparity in the European music sector is particularly glaring. In France, women represent approximately 14 % of artists on stage in pop music, 28 % in classical music, and only 6 % of conductors. Women musicians and artists receive significantly fewer rewards and less recognition, publicity, and funding than their male colleagues. A similar situation can be observed in other European countries.

In 2020, the European Commission adopted the EU Gender Equality Strategy 2020–2025 - endorsed in 2021 by the European Parliament - with precise and comprehensive recommendations that remain to be applied and implemented at all levels. 

During 3 days, music sector professionals, people active in the music sector, institutional employees, elected officials and politicians, from all aesthetical genres, fields, and occupations, are invited to outline and analyze the situation and the stakes involved at the European level and to define objectives, projects, and means of joint action among possible European partners.

(1) Source : Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Observatoire de l'égalité entre femmes et hommes dans la culture et la communication. Rapport 2022.

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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union and therefore the European Union cannot be held responsible for them.


Project supported by the Cultural fund of Contrat triennal 2021–2023 Strasbourg Capitale Européenne.

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