I am project manager and co-creator of the pan-European campaign #WaveOfSolidarity. It is the campaign of the European music festivals released on World Refugee Day 2020 to show our solidarity with refugees and civil sea rescue organisations. It aims to raise awareness within our audience and networks in a time where the issue can be easily forgotten. It was inspired by TAKE A STAND, initiated by Sea-Watch & YOUROPE (the European Festival Association), and realised with the great support of, Goodlive, PxP Embassy e.V. and Wacken Open Air. A note from YOUROPE, why we do this:
We are the European music family. Together festivals, artists and visitors create spaces in which millions of people experience culture, music and arts every year. Unfortunately the festival summer 2020 is not happening. This year we as well as our artists, crew members, technicians, partners etc. count on you to make this the #SummerOfSolidarity to overcome the challenge we are going through and meet again in 2021 at your favourite events.
Our festivals are great examples of international togetherness, solidarity, acceptance, open-mindedness and cultural diversity. Our goal is to be social, responsible and fair. This can only be achieved in a free, open and peaceful society. Each and every one of us actively contributes to the magical moments of a festival or a concert – before, on and behind the stage.
Let‘s use this superpower in this special year to support those who also need our solidarity. We do so on Sat. 20 June 2020, World Refugee Day, with our campaign #WaveOfSolidarity