Europa Nostra and its partners launch Ode2Joy Challenge, calling for reinterpretations of the iconic European anthem

On the occasion of the bicentenary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Europa Nostra and its partners have launched a joint challenge calling for reinterpretations of the iconic symphony. 2024 also witnesses the European Parliament elections, which will take place from 6 to 9 June. The Ode2Joy Challenge aims to celebrate Europe’s unique legacy, which transcends music symbolising unity and diversity.

The campaign is run by a consortium of seven founding partners: Centre Européen de Musique, ESACH, Europa Nostra, European Heritage Hub, European Movement International, European Union Youth Orchestra, and Fondation Hippocrène.

The challenge is open to citizens across the whole of Europe, including non-EU member states. Submissions may be made in any of the official or regional languages of Europe and participants can take part either as individuals or in groups – including Civil Society Organisations and NGOs.

All artistic interpretations are welcome, from symphonic orchestras to other musical genres such as rap or electro music; performances such as dance, theatre or flash mob; audiovisual content such as creative videos or graphic art; and written expression through means such as storytelling.

The deadline for submissions is 10 May 2024. All further information on how to apply can be found on the dedicated Ode2Joy website.

European Heritage Hub Forum 2023

Ode2Joy Challenge

Let's (re)imagine and celebrate our European anthem together!

Submit your piece!

Latest articles about Partnerships

Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2024: Apply by 1 June

Winners of the Costa Carras European Citizens Awards for the Safeguard of Endangered Heritage 2024 announced

Europa Nostra joins MERITA network meeting at the String Quartet Biennale in Amsterdam

More Articles +