The Strategy of the European Choral Association, approved by its membership in November 2020 is based on the core values of inclusivity, diversity, development, empowerment and sustainability.

As partners in the SHIFT project (2019-2022), the European Choral Association and other European networks looked into how organisations in the field of culture can have a role in contributing to a better and more sustainable future for all, as recognized in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a special focus on environmental sustainability, inclusion and gender & power relations.

As a follow-up, and as part of the project IGNITE, co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme under the strand for cultural networks, the European Choral Association decided to develop a number of strategies and policies in order to contribute sustainability, inclusivity and diversity, and to offer models to other choral organisations, which can be adapted to individual needs.

We started in 2023 with a Environmental Strategy and Policies document which you will find below. Until November 2024 we are planning to add an attachment on how to make your events more environmentally sustainable and inclusive, a policy on inclusivity, equity and diversity, attaching guidelines for inclusive communication and guidelines for fair remuneration.

Environmental Strategy and Policies of the European Choral Association

In March 2023, the European Choral Association published its first environmental sustainability and strategy which is based on the guidelines developed in the frame of the SHIFT Project (2019-2022), coordinated by the European Music Council and co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme


The European Choral Association was a partner in this project where the process for the SHIFT Eco Certificate for European cultural networks was started.