STAMP Workshop for Trainers on YEMP – C1

How to organise a Youth Event Management Programme – YEMP

Tallinn, Estonia / 19.07.2018-25.07.2018

The workshop aimed at representatives of the YEMP partner organisations who wanted to learn how to organise a Youth Event Management Programme (YEMP), a “win-win” model training for young managers, to understand what YEMP is, how it works and why it can be an interesting offer both for young managers and for festival organisers.



The Young Event Management Progrmame – YEMP was a two-week training course including lectures and training on the job. After a selection process, 25 young people from different countries were invited to participate in the programme. The young YEMPers, fully included in the organising team then joined the big festival team with roles of responsibility in the various offices of the festival, under the guidance of two coaches, one Estonian, and one international.

The STAMP Workshop for trainers was a training offer for festival organisers and music organisations from Central, East and South-Eastern Europe. In this workshop YEMP was presented as exemplary training course for young managers which can be adapted to different realities and contexts.

Schedule of the training course:

  • Thursday,19th July 2018: arrival in Tallinn
  • Friday, 20th July: Introduction to YEMP as Training Model. the draft Guidelines and Toolbox
  • Saturday/Sunday, 21st – 22nd July: Participation in the YEMP  training   weekend with
       lectures and workshops on management skills
  • Monday, 23rd July: Shadowing the YEMPers starting the “training on the job”
  • Tuesday, 24th July: How can YEMP be adapted to other circumstances?
      (other music sectors, smaller events, lower budgets, national events etc.)
      Evaluation, Knowledge Transfer, Feedback,
  • Wednesday, 25th July 2018: Departure

Working Language: English

What was the project about?

Participants in the workshop:

  • learned what is YEMP
  • heard testimonials of previous YEMPers
  • got a first draft of the YEMP guidelines developed in the frame of the STAMP project,
    as well as the toolbox for (young) managers
  • were invited to contribute to the last versions of these documents
  • saw the beginning of YEMP 2018
  • transfered knowledge to their field of work

Training team:
The workshop participants were trained by an international expert team:

    • Sonja Greiner (DE, Secretary General ECA-EC)
    • Daphne Wassink (NL, Board of ECA-EC)
        one of those who „invented“ YEMP
    • Réka Balog (HU, international YEMP coach)
        worked with YEMPers 2015
    • Kaisa Lõhmus (EE, Estonian YEMP coach)
    • Silvija Prockyte (LT, Youth Committee of ECA-EC)
        YEMPer 2015
    • Marko Lõhmus (EE, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre)

Participation regulations:

  • Participants were people chosen/suggested by the partners in the STAMP
  • Each project partner was invited to suggest 2 participants
  • participants (except Estonians) received a travel subsidy
    of maximum 275 € if they lived less than 2.000 km from Tallinn or 360 € if they live more than 2.000 km from Tallinn
  • The festival covered accommodation in twin rooms & meals

Deadline for applications was 31.01.2018
Applicants had to send the following information to

  • First Name, Family Name
  • Name of organisation (partner in STAMP) sending the person
  • Professional background of the person
    (working for an organisation or institution? In which field?
  • City and Country of origin
  • Room wishes (is it ok to share a twin room? Do you wish to share it with a specific person? Would you prefer to book a hotel room covering costs yourself?)
  • Meal wishes (vegetarian? Vegan? Food allergies?)

The organisations involved:

  • Coordination STAMP: European Music Council
  • Coordination YEMP: European Choral
    Association – Europa Cantat
  • Hosting YEMP weekend and workshop for
    trainers: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
  • Hosting YEMP: EUROPA CANTAT Festival

Invitation document:STAMP_TrainingforTrainers_Text