CLEFNI stands for The choral life in the cities of Bern and Fribourg in the long nineteenth century. It is a research project that aims to understand how choral activities have influenced the social and political life of these cities and contributed to the development of a sense of national belonging between the cultures that make up Switzerland.

CLEFNI is led by Dr. Caiti Hauck at the Institute of Musicology of the University of Bern. From September 2019 to April 2023 it was funded by the European Union’s “Horizon 2020” research and innovation programme through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).