EMA is the European network of music networks. It has the power and know-how to promote musical diversity, and to support musical development in Europe. The EMC, on behalf of its broad constituency, is in a position to advocate changes in European musical policies in relation to institutions such as the European Union and the Council of Europe, and, through its members, in relation to national governments and various musical communities. Through the IMC, the EMC also participates in international advocacy work in relation to such organisations as UNESCO. Furthermore, the EMC can play the role of consultant for policy-makers in regard to information about the music sector and its policies. The EMC has the capacity to provide strategic information, and facilitate exchange and cooperation between different music cultures and interests in Europe.