The Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators 2021 took place in hybrid form: online sessions on 3, 13 and 24 September and in-person event from 16 to 18 September at the Conservatorio Superior de Vigo, Spain.

The meeting is meant for administrative or teaching staff members in Conservatoires who deal with international relations and European programmes (such as ERASMUS), as well as for institutions not familiar with these programmes, but with an interest in becoming involved.

The meeting is important for networking, exchanging useful information and for developing partnerships. With this annual meeting, the AEC is bringing together a growing community of International Relations Coordinators. The programme of the meeting, as well as other important documents and policies on the field of international relations of conservatoires, are the result of the collaboration between the AEC office and the IRCs Working Group

The IRCs Working Group:

Christofer Fredriksson ( Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm) – Chair
Sara Primiterra (AEC Events and Project Manager) – Working Group Coordinator and EASY project manager – Coordinator
Jan-Gerd Krüger (Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen)
Dimitrios Marinos (Athens Conservatoire)
Frauke Velghe (Hogent, Gent)
Esther Vinuela Lozano (Escola Superior Reina Sofia, Madrid)
Jose Luis Fernandez (Conservatorio Superior de Vigo) – host
Roberto Boschelli (student at Royal College of Music, London) – Student Representative

The AEC working groups members work on the preparation of AEC events on voluntary basis. The AEC Preparatory Working Groups are all formed by coopting active individuals in the relevant field of specialization within AEC member institutions. Proactivity, as well as geographical and gender balances are the applied criteria to guarantee the diverse and dynamic character of the groups, who should ideally recreate the diversity of AEC members institutions.

Working group members are financially supported by their home institutions, which cover their travel and accommodation expenses to the working group meetings and to the actual event.

All presentations of the AEC Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinator 2021 are available on the dedicated event subpage. Registered participants can find recordings of all presentations on the Whova platform.

IRCs manifesto 2020