The “Young Event Management Programme” (YEMP) is a training programme for young managers, combining a digital learning period, an intense training weekend as well as training on the job in the frame of a festival. The programme was first developed by the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat, in connection with the tri-annual EUROPA CANTAT Festival.

In the frame of the STAMP project, the aim was to develop a handbook with guidelines on how to organise a Young Event Management Programme – YEMP, including sample documents, and to analyse how the YEMP could be adapted to other music sectors, other countries as well as smaller events.

As an annex to the handbook there is a toolbox for (young) managers which can be used for YEMP as a service to the young managers, but can also stand for itself.

This handbook and toolbox were developed by the team of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat in cooperation with and with input from:

  • the partners in the STAMP project (# link see imprint)
  • the participants of a Workshop for trainers on how to organise a YEMP, Tallinn, July 2018
  • the Steering Committee and the participants of the 2018 YEMP programme
  • the Youth Committee (2016 – 2018) of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat