#SaveEUYO issues the '3 Principles Statement'


The European Union Youth Orchestra, a world renowned institution celebrating its fortieth year as a cultural ambassador for the EU, is to cease operations from 1 September 2016 unless the EU funds it. Here in a nutshell are the 3 Principles showing why the EU should fund its own youth orchestra

The 3 Principles Statement:

  • We Believe that the European Union Youth Orchestra is one of the great Cultural Ambassadors of the European Union, and that for 40 years it has been a consistent beacon of excellence for the EU's highest values and ideals.

  • We Understand that without direct core funding from the EU this unique organisation will cease to exist after 1 September 2016.

  • We Call Upon President Juncker, President Schulz and Commissioner Navracsics to act to make available, with urgency, a level of EU core funding directly for the Orchestra that will enable its survival.

The EUYO was founded in 1976 following a resolution of the European Parliament. We now ask all audiences, musicians, orchestras, venues, festivals, opera houses, conservatoires, music schools, music agencies, music magazines, broadcasters, performing rights societies, promoting organisations, music unions and guilds, governments, ministries of culture, government ministers, members of parliament, national cultural associations, cultural heritage organisations, cultural diversity organisations, NGOs, MEPs and all others with an interest in the cultural life of the European Union and its enhancement, to support us by publicising, signing and communicating to the EU by all possible means, the #SaveEUYO Campaign's 3 Principles Statement.

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For further details of the #SaveEUYO Campaign visit www.euyo.eu or contact EUYO’s Development & Communications Manager Charlotte Hamilton charlotte@euyo.eu 0044 7966 888 917