The European Federation of National Youth Orchestras (EFNYO) www.efnyo.org is a network of most of the national youth orchestras of Europe with similar educational programs. The Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye is an associate member of the EFNYO since 2006.
One of its major objectives is the organisation of joint projects which take the cultural diversity of Europe as their starting point and involve networking between all EFNYO members and related partner institutions in the sectors of music education and music profession throughout Europe.
The EFNYO offers to musicians the possibility to play in an orchestra from another country, giving them the opportunity to :
- See another music culture
- Meet stranger musicians
- Learn or improve another language
- Catch up on the education systems in another european country
Since 2015, and with the CREATIVE EUROPE EUROPEAN PROGRAM, members of the JOA have the possibility to take part in those exchanges with the 2015-2017 MusXchange program.