The Euro-Mediterranean Institute for Inter-Civilization Dialog (EMID) proposes to promote cultural and religious dialogue between Mediterranean civilisations ; to establish a network of specialists in inter-Mediterranean dialogue ; to encourage Euro-Mediterranean creativity ; to encourage exchange between Mediterranean societies ; to work to achieve Mediterranean conviviality ; to advise charitable organisations working around the Mediterranean and provide the support necessary to achieve their original projects.
The Music Leadership Program
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.Maya Angelou
Our vision is a Jerusalem that will utilize its cultural diversity and become an international capital of arts and culture.
We believe that if the people of Jerusalem will start seeing the diversity as the city’s biggest asset, and will look at the other with curiosity rather than fear or judgement, the vibrant cultural scene in Jerusalem will make it a cultural capital that will attract artists, creative thinkers and innovators from all around the world.
The Internal Compass Leadership Program, aims to train young outstanding musicians to become ambassadors of music in the community. In addition, it recruits promising young musicians from different backgrounds in the diverse community of Jerusalem and guides them through their music training, leading them to become the next generation of music ambassadors.
At the preliminary phase, the program is open to high school students who play well on an instrument. Acceptance to the program is audition based. One ensemble will be selected. The program is based on one day a week, in which the student ensemble will meet afternoon to perform in a social setting (Hospitals, elementary schools, senior centers and possibly jails). After the performance, there will be an open to the public workshop at the Alpert music center in Jerusalem, featuring local or international musician who will play, and talk about his musical journey, and about music as a tool for social change.
Jerusalem born Double Bass player and composer Ehud Ettun performed at venues ranging from New York's Blue Note to Washington's Kennedy Center and Boston's Symphony Hall and collaborated with artists such as George Garzone, Danilo Perez, Fred Hersh, Eli Degibri, Anat Cohen, Ferenc Nemeth, Donny McCaslin, Frank London and others.
Ehud is combining his musical work - playing, composing, arranging and recording - with a social component, and different projects that involve music and the community. He has performed and worked in musical and social enterprises in the USA, Peru, Panama, Israel, Europe and Japan.