• EMJ 2017

    Instrumental festival in 2017 from April 28 to May 2, 2017!
  • Together sounds better

    Thinking about experiencing one of the biggest European music festival for young people?
  • Participating is fun

    Singing for a renowned international jury is very challenging but our festival is so much more ...
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Projects including EMJ

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Youngsters United in Music

The Creative Europe culture cooperation project, “Youngsters United in Music” (abbreviated to YUM), is a collaboration between the European Music Festival for Young People (Neerpelt – Belgium, EMJ), the Európa Jövóje Egyesület and the Bratislava Music Agency. The EMJ is the project leader.

 

emjcork

Youth Choir Festival Partnership - Europe 2018

Many voices, two countries, two festivals, one vision Cork, Ireland and Neerpelt, Belgium

 
  • 'Your initiative is a wonderful example of cooperation in the field of culture that I warmly applaud and for which I thank you.'

    imageLeo D'aes, Belgian ambassador in Belgrade, Serbia
  • It is incredible to have over 4000 young musicians from across Europe & beyond in one place. It is an experience that all participants will surely remember forever. I think the EMJ is the largest one of its kind. The festival is very well run and it is a great experience for a group to attend.

    imageAndrew Cruickshank - Member of the Jury EMJ 2013
  • Today the EMJ has become one of Europe's most prestigious and most welcoming festivals for young people, thanks to its high musical level, its charisma and its passion for co-operation. The festival is truly European; its foundations, its spirit, its objectives they all reflect the European idea of cooperation and unity in diversity.

    imageHerman Van Rompuy, former chairman of the European Council
  • Obviously there is no limit to EMJ’s efforts to welcome thousands of youngsters to Neerpelt year after year. Lirica has participated in quite a few festivals. Still EMJ remains to us one of the best organized and most intense festivals in the world. Nowhere else is there a match to the musical level of EMJ. The friendship resulting from receiving so many international groups and the possible exchanges afterwards, is truly invaluable. Thanks to EMJ we got to know festivals in Japan and in South Africa; Kindly accept our gratitude for doing so.

    imageChristiane Janssens, Chairwoman Lirica, Belgium
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  • "Regarding the jury performances, it seemed like there was music being played everywhere."

    Regarding the jury performances, it seemed like there was music being played everywhere.

  • "Today the EMJ has become one of Europe's most prestigious and most welcoming festivals for young people"

    Today the EMJ has become one of Europe's most prestigious and most welcoming festivals for young people, thanks to its high musical level, its charisma and its passion for co-operation. The festival is truly European; its foundations, its spirit, its objectives they all reflect the European idea of cooperation and unity in diversity.

    imageHerman Van Rompuy, former chairman of the European Council
  • Obviously there is no limit to EMJ’s efforts to welcome thousands of youngsters to Neerpelt year after year

    Obviously there is no limit to EMJ’s efforts to welcome thousands of youngsters to Neerpelt year after year

    Obviously there is no limit to EMJ’s efforts to welcome thousands of youngsters to Neerpelt year after year. Lirica has participated in quite a few festivals. Still EMJ remains to us one of the best organized and most intense festivals in the world. Nowhere else is there a match to the musical level of EMJ. The friendship resulting from receiving so many international groups and the possible exchanges afterwards, is truly invaluable. Thanks to EMJ we got to know festivals in Japan and in South Africa; Kindly accept our gratitude for doing so.

    imageChristiane Janssens, Chairwoman Lirica, Belgium
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