Appendix 6

The Case of the European Youth Orchestra

The European Community Youth Orchestra (later to become the European Union Youth Orchestra) was founded in 1976 by the late Lionel Bryer and Joy Bryer, respectively the Chairman and Secretary General of the International Youth Foundation of Great Britain, with a view to creating an Orchestra which would represent the European ideal of a community working together to achieve peace and social understanding.

Since its inception it has received the support of the European Parliament and the European Commission with major financial support and political backing. The EUYO’s Honorary President is the President of the European Parliament and its Honorary Patrons are the Heads of State and Prime Ministers ...

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