An official EU Commission press briefing today 31 May 2016 includes the announcement that President Juncker has ordered a group of three Commissioners to find funding for the EUYO. (The announcement concerning the EUYO starts from around 1'17'' in the link below).
This announcement was followed by a press conference for the Culture meeting of the EYCS Council of Ministers, at which it was announced that Council had also discussed and agreed the need for EU funding for the EUYO. (The announcement concerning the EUYO starts from around 4'10'' in the link below).
Thanks to many many people for an astounding depth and breadth of support for the #SaveEUYO campaign, including a truly global grouping of orchestras, orchestra members and alumni, artists, cultural practitioners, audiences and politicians.
We are under no illusions as to the amount of time that the process to agree the funding will take, nor that it is guaranteed until we have the correct detail in writing. However this is a significant moment in the Campaign. Thanks again for everyone's support thus far.