EU Youth Orchestra: Council secures Orchestra's future

12.04.2018

Photo: European Union Youth Orchestra


The Council today adopted an amended regulation which will provide for continuing financing of the European Union Youth Orchestra.

Funding has been secured until the end of 2020. It will come from the Creative Europe programme and the cross-sectoral strand of that programme. As part of this agreement, the orchestra will have to increase its efforts in areas such as audience development, visibility and the geographical balance of musicians.

"The EU has ensured that the Youth Orchestra will remain among the best of its kind. It consists of outstanding and dedicated young musicians, conductors and soloists from across the EU, and is a source of pride for all of us."

Boil Banov, Minister for Culture of Bulgaria and President of the Council

The Youth Orchestra was founded in 1976. It brings together talented young musicians from all 28 member states, working to the very highest musical standards.

Read the full press release here. 

Visit the meeting the page on the website of the Council of the European Union.

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