Youth Association for a Greater Europe
When the great conductor Daniel Barenboim thought of a way to solve the Israel/Palestine conflict, he resorted to the beauty of music. Since the Ukrainian crisis of 2014, Europe has its own conflict going on, and music can play a major role in bringing our peoples closer to one another and find a path toward a durable peace.
Democracy can not survive if hearts of men and women are not inspired by a higher purpose. Let's spread beauty and love with music, let's solve the problems we have, now !
Odessa and Kiev, Ukraine.
The democratic process in Europe can succeed only if we don't forget that we, humans and Europeans, have a higher purpose in life : to connect with others and create a better future together. Classical music can help us find the beauty and love that exists in others, through universal culture.
If young musicians from Ukraine, Russia and Europe can play together, create a beautiful art work and pass it to the public, we will have shown that no political conflict can last in the year to come. This will inspire our leaders to sit and talk, as human beings. We will have sparked hope.
The main innovative idea is to have young musicians travel from their respective countries (Ukraine, Russia, Europe...) and play for a definite purpose of peace. This way, they'll learn to know each other better and will form a stronger group that will travel all around the European continent to spread its message of peace. Step by step, the group will grow bigger and will exert more and more influence on the political process.
After the Ukrainian crisis of 2014, I thought it was a shame that such a conflict erupts on the European continent, especially between two peoples that were almost brothers. I wanted to stop this nonsense and create more harmony in Europe. And classical music was the best way to do it.
We target all type of people : students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, institutional staffers, scientists, artists, main street men and women. We want to establish a dialogue among all these people, with the power of music to inspire them.
If there's one advice I'd like to have, it would be on how to expand this idea to the whole European continent as fast as possible.