Since 2008, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence has acknowledged the necessity of engaging in a cultural policy enabling a fertile intercultural dialogue between Mediterranean countries. Since 2010, the Festival has hosted the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO), bringing together around a hundred young musicians from the Mediterranean region each year since 1984. In 2014, on the initiative of the Festival d’Aix, the MYO partner-institutions founded a network, Medinea, which is active in 18 countries of the Mediterranean basin and made up of festivals, cultural centers, music forums, and higher education institutions. Today, the Medinea members intend to extend the network activities additionally to the festival season in Aix, in the Mediterranean basin with the collaboration of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the other Medinea members.
The Medinea members have ascertained the following:
In view of the above convictions, we pursue the following objectives:
The Medinea member institutions comply with the following criteria:
By taking part in an international professional network supporting young artists in the Euro-Mediterranean region, the Medinea members will benefit from the following:
The Medinea members shall: