Every three years, European Choral Association – Europa Cantat is organizing the festival EUROPA CANTAT. In 2009, a training programme for youngster, YOUNG EVENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME – YEMP was introduced for the first time and after its success of 2009, 2012 and 2015, the festival EUROPA CANTAT offered one more time this chance to young, active and skillful organisers in the choral world – and beyond.
What is YEMP?
“YEMP is a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded arts enthusiasts from around the world” – Cathy (UK, participant of YEMP 2)
“So much more than a programme: great time, great opportunity, GIORNI FELICI!” – Iva (Serbia, YEMP 2 and Youth committee)
“A life- time experience!” – Nora (Sweden, YEMP 2)
YEMP is a two-week training course including lectures and training on the job. After a selection process, 25 young people aged 18 to 30 from different countries will be invited to participate in the programme. The young YEMPers, fully included in the organising team, will be testing themselves with roles of responsibility in the various offices of the festival, under the guidance of two coaches, one Estonian, and one international. Selected young managers do not need to pay a participation fee but will have to cover their travel expenses. Free food and accommodation will be provided by the festival.
The 4th YEMP is part of the project STAMP – Shared Training Activities for Music Professionals. STAMP responds to a need voiced by professionals in the music sector for greater professional training and the related process of lifelong learning and will aim at developing exemplary tools for vocational training (workshop models, guidelines for mentors and trainers), made available in an online platform, and improving employability and entrepreneurship within the music sector in Central, East and South Eastern Europe. STAMP is coordinated by the European Music Council – EMC and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. More on www.stamp-music.org
In the frame of STAMP, the partners in the project were able to propose candidates from outside of the choral field, and five of them were included in the 25 YEMPers. In addition, the Estonian Academy of Music and the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat cooperated with the EUROPA CANTAT festival and offered a training workshop for trainers, presenting YEMP as a win-win-model for the training of young managers.
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