YEMP – On the Job Training – C2

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YEMP is a two-week training course including lectures and training on the job. After a selection process, 25 young people from different countries will be invited to participate in the programme.

The young YEMPers, fully included in the organising team, will be testing themselves with roles of responsibility in the various offices of the festival, under the guidance of two coaches, one Estonian, and one international.


Plan of the training course:

  • arrival in Tallinn on Friday, 20th July 2018
  • 21st – 22nd July: lectures and workshops on management skills
    and preparing the festival
  • 23rd July – 4th August: training on the job for

the final preparation and organisation of the festival EUROPA CANTAT with the support from two coaches:

  • 23rd – 26th July: preparation phase
  • 27th July-4th August: Festival


The participants of the course will work in one of the departments of the festival, taking responsibilities in the field of music planning, concert organisation, information services, communication, production, etc.

  • 5th August: evaluation meeting, exchange of information and experience,
    final coaching
  • 6th August: departure


Participation is only possible in the full programme
from July 20th to August 6, 2018.


Selected young managers do not need to pay a participation fee but will have to cover their travel expenses. Free food and accommodation will be provided by the festival. More information and feedback from previous participants will be published at by the end of October 2017.

Applications will open in November 2017 and deadline for applications is 31st January 2018. With any question considering YEMP you can contact:


Special feature of the 2018 YEMP:


The 4th YEMP will be part of the project STAMP – Shared Training Activities for Music Professionals. STAMP responds to a need voiced by professionals in the music sector for greater professional training and the related process of lifelong learning and will aim at developing exemplary tools for vocational training (workshop models, guidelines for mentors and trainers), made available in an online platform, and improving employability and entrepreneurship within the music sector in Central, East and South Eastern Europe. STAMP is coordinated by the European Music Council – EMC and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

More on


In the frame of STAMP, the partners in the project shall be able to propose candidates from outside of the choral field, and five of them will be included in the 25 YEMPers. In addition the Estonian Academy of Music and the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat will cooperate with the EUROPA CANTAT festival and offer a training workshop for trainers, presenting YEMP as a win-win-model for the training of young managers. Further features in connection with STAMP will be a more intensive online preparation of the YEMP-participants which will include a series of streamed webinars prepared in the frame of STAMP.


Who can be a candidate? Profile description:

  • candidates must be between 18 and 30 years old
  • they should study cultural management OR
    be interested /experienced in event management
  • they should be motivated to learn and develop
    their skills in international event management
  • they must be able to communicate well in English
  • 20 YEMPers will come from the choral field
  • 5 YEMPers will be chosen among candidates suggested by STAMP project partners, representing different parts of the music sector