„YMCA Europe is a working fellowship to strengthen movements where people grow in body, mind and spirit.“

European Ten Sing Group (ETS)

The platform of all European Ten Sing movements.

TEN SING (short for teenanger singing) is a programme for young people between 13 and 23 from the YMCA/YWCA. 

We sing, dance, act, play instruments, organize concerts and encourage each other to grow into confident, engaged and caring young adults. 

Based on the three Cs (Christ, Creativity, Culture), ETS, short for European TEN SING, is a project that wants to connect young people from different countries who share their passion for TEN SING. 

Each ETS member country sends delegates to our annual ETS conference where we connect, discuss ideas and plan partnerships. We also have ETS Festivals where 1500-3000 TEN SINGers from all the different countries can meet in person and get to know new friends, languages, cultures and join fun activities.

Since the first festival in 1993 in Germany, 10 ETS festivals took place in different countries in Europe. At the last one in 2018 in Norway, we celebrated 50 years of TEN SING. 


TEN SING Europe is a welcoming, open and diverse plattform. So if you have or want to have TEN SING in your country and join ETS, contact us! 

Facebook: facebook.com/europeantensing

Instagram: @tensingeurope

E-Mail: ets[at]ymcaeurope.com

Currently, these countries are part of ETS:

  • Norway
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Switzerland
  • Hungary
  • Denmark
  • Lithuania
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

We are collecting information regarding all the Ten Sing groups in our European movement. Creating a database would increase the visibility and reach of the local, national and international groups of talented young people. So if you are running Ten Sing groups and projects, we would like to hear more of your work by completing this 2 min form