The European Festivals Association organised the second Atelier for Young Festival Managers from 26 April to 3 May 2009 in Varna, Bulgaria. 35 participants from 21 countries - Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States - spent an inspiring week at the Black Sea. Invaluable networking opportunities enabled them to develop fresh ideas, invent original projects and build a strong and deep network which might last a lifetime.