Moving Youth European Orchestra : Evaluation

The “MYEO – Moving Youth European Orchestra” project led by Musiques de Nuit Diffusion brought together young people from the New Aquitaine Region, Italy, Germany, Romania and Malta from 12 to 18 May in Bordeaux. Two concerts took place as part of the 2019 edition of the New Festival : at the Rock School Barbey for the 206 volunteer high school students and at the Rocher de Palmer in front of 1,200 young people from New Aquitaine.

With music as a common language, musicians, European voluntary services and web & radio training trainees at the Rock of Palmer were confronted with different cultural, linguistic and creative models. This exchange allowed the participants to discover Europe in a different way through an artistic prism. In addition to forging friendships, they acquired new knowledge and developed a positive outlook on their skills. Informal teaching in the field of music was emphasized during the week-long exchange on a large scale.

Sociologists Mehdi HAZGUI and Marine PISANI brought their views on the MYEO project through an evaluation note.

In their words and behaviour, the end of this week together marks for these young people a new way of positioning themselves in the world. By creating friendships, by meeting other young people who look like them, by overcoming the language barrier, they seem to feel more part of Europe. Through a common passion and a language they consider international, they have perfected their artistic and linguistic practices as well as their relationship to the world, to otherness and to their own representations.”.

Mehdi Hazgui & Marine Pisani
Sociologist-consultants, July 2019   

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