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

We're inviting you to remix Beethoven's Symphony, drawing inspiration from Friedrich Schiller's timeless poem. Let's celebrate the diverse artistic expressions and languages from across Europe, embracing the richness of our cultural heritage together. Join us in spreading joy through art! 

Join us for the Ode2joy Challenge
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In 2024, as we gear up for the European Parliament elections, we're also marking the 200th anniversary of Beethoven's iconic Ode to Joy. This masterpiece embodies the values that define our shared European identity: freedom, peace, and solidarity.
Photo credits: Sven-Kristian Wolf 

Unleash your creativity and reimagine Beethoven's Symphony with your own artistic flair! From symphonic orchestras to rap, dance, theater, flash mobs, creative videos, graphic art, and storytelling, there are no boundaries to your expression.

Photo credits: Kai Bienert 


Who's in?

The challenge is open to all in Europe, including non-EU countries. Use any European language. Individuals, groups, Civil Society Organizations and NGOs all welcome!


Submit your reimagined Ode to Joy masterpiece until May 10, 2024, 23:59 CET.

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Photo credits : Kai Bienert 

How to submit ?
All contributions must be uploaded via this form

Tune into the conversation by also sharing your contribution on social media using the dedicated hashtag #Ode2Joy!

We have prepared this Communications Toolkit to provide inspiration!"

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How to Reach Us ?

Are you a Civil Society Organisation or NGO interested in becoming a partner of this campaign? We would love to hear from you!


Connect with the partners of the campaign on social media: 

CEM : Instagram ; Facebook ; X ; Youtube ; Linkedin

ESACH : Facebook, ; Instagram ; Linkedin; Youtube
European Movement International : Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, X,Threads, Instagram, Youtube
Europa Nostra : Facebook ; X ; Instagram ; Linkedin ; Youtube ; Flickr ; Linkedin; Issuu
Europa Union Youth Orchestra : Instagram ; Facebook ; X ; LinkedIn

Fondation Hippocrène : Facebook ; X ; Youtube ; Linkedin


If you have specific questions about the challenge, please contact us at

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Who are we ?

The Ode2Joy Campaign is run by a consortium of 7 founding partners :

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Interested in becoming a supporting partner? 

Here is how! Our campaign note includes all details on the campaign and how you could contribute.

 Get in touch:

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