From Thursday 12 untill Sunday 15 July, a EMY delegation did visit the Csipero festival in Kecskemét, Hungary. Already in 2005 the EMY did establish a partnership with Kecskemét. Both try to built common cultural activities, and to exchange ensembles for their festivals. This year De Piccolo's (Neerpelt) and the harmony "Hamont-Schoot" did visit the Kecskemét festival.
The EMY organisation did receive an Award "For the Future of the Children of Europe", because of the exceptional efforts for Europe's youngsters during 60 years.
Jan Coninx, Rutger Nuyts, Ruud Lodewyks, Chris Hermans, Cecile Vinken, Inge Donckers and Nadine Vanderstukken, together with Gabor Fárkas (president of the Csipero festival) and Kornél Mak (mayor of Kecskemét).