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EFNYO General Assembly in The Hague, Sept. 17 - 20, 2014

The EFNYO General Assembly 2014 took place between September 17th - 20th, at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. The conference was organised in cooperation with the  Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) holding their closing event within the POLIFONIA project 2012-14 under the title "The Musician as Creative Entrepreneur".

The final report of the second cycle of MusXchange (May 1st, 2012 - April 30th, 2014) was fully approved by the Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the EU. The programme included 126 musicians' exchanges within 27 orchestra projects organised by 8 co-organisers and 5 further partners. The musicians were nationals from 17 different countries in the EU. The outcomes of the project were evaluated on the basis of 27 managers' reports and 122 musicians' questionnaires.

The MusXchange video which was produced during the summer 2013, can be seen at The EFNYO board decided to file a renewed application for a third MusXchange cycle by October 1st, 2014. The title of the new Cooperation Project is: "MusXchange 2015-17: EFNYO's programme for fostering transnational mobility, strengthening of skills and audience building for pre-professional musicians in Europe."
The Cooperation Project will involve EFNYO as coordinator, 11 full partners, and further 20 associated partners from 34 countries. The joint activities will happen within well-established, but also innovative formats, ranging from mobility projects in symphonic and chamber music projecs to training workshops for managers and incubator programmes for young musicians. The results of the application will be published in March 2015.

In addition, the EFNYO board is delighted to announce that Ms. Joan Gibson (NYOS/UK) has been elected as EFNYO board member.

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