Simone Dudt (Germany)
Simone Dudt is currently Secretary General of the European Music Council. She studied cultural sciences in Hildesheim, Germany and Marseille, France focusing on Fine Arts and Music. She worked for the educational programmes of several museums and music schools, as academic assistant at the University of Hildesheim and as an assistant at the regional music council in Hannover. She has been working for the European Music Council since 2004, where she co-ordinated the EU funded “ExTra! Exchange Traditions” project from 2006 to 2009 and in particular the “Music in Motion. Diversity and Dialogue in Europe” publication that EMC published together with Bernd Clausen, Ursula Hemetek and Eva Saether. Simone is executive editor of the EMC’s “Sounds in Europe” magazine which provides an overview on diverse music topics and cultural policy in Europe. In 2010, she was elected to the Board of Culture Action Europe, a European umbrella organisation that advocates for culture at the EU institutions.