Mapping The Traditional Sector in Europe – and Youth Engagement- Who is doing what with traditional cultures in Europe and where?

At the EFN conference in November 2019, all members agreed that mapping the sector is a top priority. So let’s begin! Help to map the sector in these ways:

1 Take the Stage One survey now – click on this link
2 Please send the link to any of your contacts who you think should be included and encourage them to take the survey. The link is:
3 Please post the link to the survey on your website, newsletter or social media.
4 And please let EFN know about any other organisations that you think EFN should contact – email any suggestions and contact details if possible to

Important information!

Read more about this research survey

 The European Folk Network (EFN) is a young organisation but growing fast as the only pan-European network for the folk/traditional sector – and is now asking EFN members and as many other people as possible to take a few minutes to help find out more about what’s happening across Europe, to help build the knowledge and profile of the sector.

Although everyone and every organisation has their own personal and professional contacts, at present there is no single, central source of information on the full range of the folk/traditional sector across Europe.

The research project is a partnership between EFN and Scotland’s Traditional Music Forum, with the support of British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland. Added to the basic information being collected, EFN is also partnering Wales Arts International in an initial Youth Engagement survey, collecting information on all the ways in which young people are involved with folk/traditional organisations.

This survey is Stage One of EFN’s longer-term research plans – and this stage is only about organisations. Therefore this survey includes bands and ensembles but does not include individual artists – EFN will consider how to collect information on individual artists in future stages of the mapping project.

EFN is currently working to raise funds that will help to extend the scope of the survey and to create ways of presenting the collected information digitally and in person at sector events.

More information about EFN’s aims, membership and activities – and links to the mapping survey – can be found at

The survey is subject to the conditions of EFN’s Privacy Policy which can be read at