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ELITE ART Club UNESCO is a non-governmental organisation based in Bucharest and focused on the Romanian visual arts, music and cultural events promotion. Under UNESCO aegis, ELITE ART Club UNESCO envisages the intercultural dialogue and international cooperation. Since its creation in 2003 ELITE ART Club UNESCO has been building a bridge between past and present thereby constructing the future.

    Sharing cultural values

    At the heart of our work is the strong belief that a culturally diverse and united Europe and world is about sharing cultural values. In this respect we promote Romanian values on both national and international levels. We advocate for cultural exchange and cooperation as well as for Romania’s active participation in the world’s cultural production. We have a special commitment to the new generation of Romanian artists, advocating for cultural cooperation and for integrating the young Romanian artists in the world’s cultural movements. We focus our efforts on three main directions: music, visual arts and educational projects (education is transversal to all our projects). The most important projects regard classical music. This started by becoming aware of the need to promote young lyrical artists, but also to connect them to the labour market through competitions and educational programs, as access to quality education or employment and continous training is more and more difficult in the current social-economical context. In 2009, in this respect and as recognition of our efforts, ELITE ART Club UNESCO Association became an affiliated member of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) the widest nongovernmental organization for young musicians from the entire world and, in 2010, exclusive representative of JMI in Romania. The International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Romania constitutes the implementation in Romania of the classical music competition initiated by Jeunesses Musicales International. It is one of the most known and appreciated competitions of classical music for youngsters in the world and goes back 50 years already. Since its first edition in 2010 in Romania, the Competition has grown and has had remarkable results; 88 young conductors from 37 countries registered to participate in the 2014 edition. The general objective of the International Conducting Competition Bucharest Jeunesses Musicales is promotion of cultural education and professional training in the field of culture – of conducting, in particular: through the competition’s programs and related events a meeting and interpreting space is created for as many participants as possible (young conductors, jury members and maestros), as well as a recognition of Romanian cultures through the world.