Guidelines and Handbooks for Free Download

The Guidelines and Handbooks below have been developped mostly in the frame of different EU-funded projects since 2015, in cooperation with numerous partners throughout Europe.

Feel free to download and use those documents, we hope they will be an inspiration to your work!

Collective Singing as a Tool for Integration




The Sing Me In project explored possibilities of how to use collective singing as a tool to help the integration of people from different cultures and backgrounds.


More information on the project and translations of the Handbooks in ten more languages (ar, ca, de, es, et, fi, fr, nl, no, tr) can be found on A translation into your own language is not yet available and you would like to help us making it happen? Please contact us!




STAMP - material for managers, management training

STAMP | Shared Training Activities for Music Professionals

Toolbox and guidelines for (young) managers and Handbook for potential organisers of a training programme for (young) managers.



Environmental Protection / Low Budget events


Guidelines developped in the frame of the project “Upgrade – Connect – Reach Out: Raising Awareness for Collective Singing in Europe”



SHIFT - Material for Cultural Leaders



The European Choral Association – Europa Cantat is a partner in the project SHIFT – Shared Initiatives for Training, coordinated by the European Music Council and co-funded by the European Union Erasmus+ Programme.

Climate change, gender equality and inclusion of minorities are key challenges for our rapidly changing world. Arts and culture have a recognised role in shaping societies and have the potential to significantly contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all as recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project SHIFT will provide training initiatives for cultural leaders, working together and creating paths to face such global challenges.
The partners will produce online manuals and guidelines during these two next years (December 2019-December 2021) on the following themes:

  • Cultural Leadership
  • Climate Change
  • Inclusion (in the responsibility of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat)
  • Gender & Power-Relations


Singing Europe - Data Collection


Final report of the pilot research project “Singing Europe” published in 2015 in the frame of the VOICE project, coordinated by the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat and co-funded by the European Union Culture2000 programme.
Based on two years of exploration of data sources, and through innovative surveys, the report shows that 4,5% of the European population actively participates in collective singing activities. This represents 37 Million collective singers on the European continent, gathered in about 1 million choirs or ensembles.