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How does European cultural policy affect early music, at the EU, regional, national, and local levels? In what ways has early music had—or not had—a voice in agenda-setting? How might that voice be amplified? Is early music indeed a special case in the world of music? This WG will explore and facilitate the participation of stakeholders from the field of early music in the formation of cultural policy. Particularly given the emphasis these days on cultural heritage, one might expect great interest in early music—yet it has been strangely ignored. This WG will therefore raise the profile of the world of early music and provide information to policymakers.