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.
- 1 – Singing with Groups of Young Refugees
- 2 – Including Young People with Migrant Background in Existing Choirs
- 3 – Working in a School Environment
- Repertoire Guide
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 www.SingMeIn.eu. 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.
- Toolbox for Event Managers
- Different Guidelines for Managers (How to …)
- Guidelines on how to organise a Young Event Management Programme (YEMP)
Environmental Protection / Low Budget events
Catalogue of questions for choral organisations and choirs who want to include environmental measures in their daily work, developed in the frame of the project “Upgrade – Connect – Reach Out: Raising Awareness for Collective Singing in Europe”
- Environmental protection and Climate Change: Food for thought for Associations, Choirs and Singers (English)
- Denkanstöße für Vereine und Chöre zum Thema Umweltschutz und Klimawandel (German)
Coming soon: Guidelines on how to organise a low budget choral event – on the example of the festival Youth Choirs in Movement (English), developed 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.
- Full Singing Europe report (PDF – English)
- Résumé du rapport Singing Europe (PDF – French)
- Zusammenfassung des Singing Europe Berichts (PDF – German)