The program promotes the musical development for the Ibero-American childhood and youth in a social risk situation, by converting orchestras, choirs and bands into an instrument of prevention and fight against drugs, violence and crime. At the same time, it contributes to spread the historical and current Ibero-American musical repertoire.
The theme of youth is not only served in Mexico’s internal politics, also it has been taken up on the agenda of the regional and cultural cooperation with Ibero-America. Since 2010, Mexico presides the program.
- Comprehensive development of children and youth.
- Closer ties between Mexico and Ibero-American region
Mexico made contributions with a total value of €160,757.62 euros.
In the period from 2012 to 2015, Mexico carried out activities, within the program, with Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Spain, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Uruguay. Similarly, 21 Mexican projects were approved and executed, which included the participation of specialists from these countries. The actions include the 1st Orchestral Certification Course for Directors of the Community Cores of Musical Learning, Training and mentoring to young Mexican directors, the 1st Pedagogical Meeting for the Exchange of Experiences by Community Music Groups from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala and Mexico and the creation of the Binational Mayan Community Orchestra with 150 members and the Bilingual Community Choir in Motion with 120 members.