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One million Euro for collective singing in Europe!

We are happy happy to share the news that our application submitted under the EU Creative Europe strand “Support to European networks” in November 2016 has been successful.

The project “Upgrade – Connect – Reach out: Raising Awareness for Collective Singing in Europe”  was awarded 88/100 points and shall receive a maximum of 250.000 Euro per year over four years for a total funding of up to one million Euro. Out of the 64 eligible applications, 28 networks were selected for funding for a four year support from 2017 to 2021, 77/100 points being the threshold for funding.

We would like to extend a very special thanks to our members for having contributed to the successful development of the project and its application documents, through participation to our membership days, through responding to our call for ideas and comments on the project, through direct interaction with the Board and Staff of the Association.

The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat was able to show its resilience and kept on working over the last years without EU funding for its network activities. This was only possible thanks to the fidelity, support and and trust of our members, to the commitment of the Board and Staff. This resilience also shows that the existence of such a European association for the sector is not a top-down political decision, and that it really reflects a need from the field.
We will all together develop and implement this project over the coming four years, with the long-term aim to strengthen our Association and develop a sustainable model for the future, with or without further EU funding.

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