- After publishing in 2002 a 160 pages book on the nine ECHO cities and a double CD recorded on 27 instruments from these nine cities, ECHO produced an anthology of contemporary music for historical organs, Nuovi Fiori Musicali, published in April 2010 by Doblinger, Wien, in which each of the 11 cities then members of ECHO commissioned one composition.
- A particular effort is made to attract a young audience to the organ: a recording of Prokofiev's Peter and the wolf in a special arrangement for two organists is being produced, with the text read in the nine languages of the ECHO cities. A family card game with the organs of the ten cities was published and distributed.
- The action in favour of students-exchanges allows each AD to propose a contribution up to 1500 € par year, to help organ classes study trips, students exchanges, participation in symposiums or competitions etc.
- An important contribution of ECHO is made towards international organ competitions:
Every year, one of the winners of the International competitions of Alkmaar, Freiberg, Innsbruck and Toulouse may receive the title of «Young ECHO organist of the year» and is then invited to play a concert in each of the ECHO cities.
- A recent very successful project was the call for proposal for an organ related musical performance targeting a young audience, of which the overall aim was to introduce children to the organ music and renew the public of the organ concerts. Competitors were asked to produce a 45 minutes musical performance involving the use of the organ instrument targeting a young audience with the potential to circulate in Europe, i.e. in the ECHO cities. The integration of performing arts, such as dance, theatre, magic, mime, spoken word, puppetry, circus art, recitation was welcome.
The jury of the ECHO AD had to view no less than nineteen projects and the winning project already has been or will soon be performed in the following ECHO cities during their respective festivals: Alkmaar, Freiberg, Fribourg, Toulouse and Treviso. The high standard of most projects was very much appreciated by the jury.
- ECHOM (ECHO Collection of Historical Organ Music)
One of the latest projects of ECHO takes place between 2018 and 2020.
It concerns the conception and the realization of a series of organ music scores presented by the different cities, members of ECHO.
The series will involve UNPUBLISHED OR OUT OF PRINT COMPLETE MANUSCRIPTS, and not excerpts. The musicological value of the collection depends on its detailed historical comments, complete critical reports and a demanding and responsible editorial policy. ECHOM will follow the usual high standards of the organ publications of UT ORPHEUS, Bologna, who will be its publisher. Jean Ferrard is General Editor of the series.
The two first volumes, issued in February 2018, are the participation of ALKMAAR (The Camphuizen manuscript) and BRUSSELS (Ms II 3326 of the Royal Library of Belgium, which is the unique source of the music of Abraham Van den Kerckhoven).
The next volumes are in preparation will be published, one every six months: FREIBERG (Johann Samuel Beyer, Musikalische Seelenfreude, 1716-1719), FRIBOURG (Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, Harmonische Seelenlust, 1733), INNSBRUCK (Stamser Orgelbuch, c1700), MAFRA (Manuel Rodrigues Coelho: Flores de Musica, 1620), TOULOUSE (Livre d'orgue de Toulouse, c1800), and TREVISO (Costanzo Antegnati, L'Antegnata, 1608).