The third and final call for EJN Green Pilot Tours is out!



We are very happy to launch today the third and final call for EJN support to the members: the EJN Green Pilot Tours! The first two calls ended with 7 awarded tours, some of them already took place in the past few months and have been very successful. To have some inspiration, please check out this link with their case studies.

The deadline to submit a proposal for this call is Monday 16 October 2023, and the eligibility period for the tours is from 1 November 2023 to 30 November 2024. All the information about the Green Pilot Tours, including the guidelines of the call, are available at this page, on the EJN website. Please find below a summary of the key points:

A Green Pilot Tour is a tour of ONE single artistic project/band between at least FOUR different venues or festivals and involving at least TWO EJN members. It should focus on innovative touring models based on the principles of sustainable touring and fair and balanced practices in the music sector.

The general objective of the Green Pilot Tours Call is to give financial support to the EJN members to help them implement measures to organise a tour based on the principles of sustainability, fair remuneration, inclusion and gender balance.

The specific objectives are:
  • Increase collaboration and exchanges between the EJN members;
  • Foster trans-national mobility of artists;
  • Envisage and implement more sustainable ways of touring;
  • Encourage a more diverse and gender-balanced programming;
  • Develop communication and dissemination strategies to promote environmental sustainability in the music sector.

The overall available budget for this call is € 26.00,00. The maximum contribution which can be granted to each Green Pilot Tour, according to the number of band members and concerts, is € 6.000,00 (VAT included).

In order to be eligible, applications must be presented by a single active* EJN member meeting the following criteria:
  • Each application must involve at least two active* EJN members from two different countries;
  • Each application must include a minimum of four concerts/cities;
  • Only two flights (if unavoidable) are allowed per each tour proposal. Flights are considered unavoidable when a possible train travel takes more than 6 hours. IMPORTANT: in exceptional circumstances, such as for countries that are not densely populated and therefore performing spaces are at big distances between each other, a third flight could be allowed for the purpose of the green pilot tour. If this is the case, please indicate it and clearly describe the reason for it in the specific section of the application form. This will be assessed with the rest of the application, and approved or rejected according to the reasons provided;
  • The band leader and majority of band members must be residing in countries where EJN members are located;
  • A Green Pilot Tour must involve international touring. The band leader and majority of band members cannot play in their own residing country;
  • All the dates of the Green Pilot Tour must be consequential (i.e. the tour must happen in “one leg”). However, days off for travelling and resting are possible, and the applicants are encouraged to organise additional activities with the artists in those dates (workshops, community actions, etc...);
  • All artists and professionals involved in the Green Pilot Tour must receive a fair pay for their services, in accordance with the standards of the respective country.

Applications must be submitted by the leader organisation by maximum Monday 16 October 2023 by completing the online application form at the following link:

The eligibility period of the tours for this third call is from 01 November 2023 to 30 November 2024.