Vision – Mission – Objectives


Music is an integral part of human society and listening to and making music is a basic need of all humans. EOFed understands its role as being a promoter of music in society, as an advocate of all those who are actively involved in music, listeners and musicians. EOFed focuses primarily on the amateur music scene in Europe, also called recreational music sector.



  • engages actively in the application of the 5 Musical Rights¹ as declared by UNESCO and IMC and ratified by a large majority of its member states
  • represents and acts as a lobbyist for amateur music making with European decision makers at the supranational, national and regional level
  • cooperates actively with other musical organisations in Europe and world wide
  • supports its members in promoting recreational music making according to their needs and requests
  • strengthens the ties between its members, facilitates cooperation and exchange of experience and musical material
  • pays particular attention to the access to music for youth but also all other age groups all over Europe
  • organises festivals, seminars on subjects relevant to the continuous development of recreational music making for orchestras, ensembles, groups and individuals
  • supports the exchange of sheet music  among its members
  • consults and advises its members on matters related to good governance of associations and orchestras



  • Establishment of EOFed as the recognised and reliable partner for all matters related to amateur music making in the "classical-symphonic" field of orchestra and ensemble music making
  • Continuous  recruitment  of new members in order to be a truly representative at the European level
  • Continuous  cooperation  with natural partners such as WFAO, EMC, IMC, by active participation in events and/or through membership

Middle and short term

  • Consolidation of  its membership bases and financial resources
  • Running  of a web site as the privileged tool for the dissemination of news and the exchange of information, and for  offering  services to its members
  • Use of  the web site as a source of income by selling space and time to advertisers related to the field of activity
  • Consolidation of  the procedures for the exchange of sheet music
  • Organisation of  the 10th European Orchestra Festival in 2014 and continuous  reflection  on the concept and format of this Festival
  • Engagement  in the planning of other Festivals such as those for/of youth, seniors, professionally active amateur musicians, at regional levels and/or based on a subject/theme/motto
  • Organisation of any other subjects/matters raised by members, partners, colleagues, which are related to the activity domain of EOFed

¹ The 5 Musical Rights are:

the right for all children and adults
  • to express themselves musically in all freedom
  • to learn musical languages and skills
  • to have access to musical involvement through participation, listening, creation, and information
the right for musical artists
  • to develop their artistry and communicate through all media, with proper facilities at their disposal
  • to obtain just recognition and remuneration for their work