Programme of the hybrid event

In-person event in Vigo on 16-18 September 2021 and Online Sessions on 3, 13 and 24 September 2021

Call to Action

working towards inclusiveness and recognition in the new Erasmus programme

AEC IRCs Meeting 2021

Friday 3rd September – ONLINE Sessions on New Opportunities (indicated times are CET)

10:00 – 10:45  

Online Newcomers Session

with Frauke Velghe and  Dimitrios Marinos, IRC working group


11:00 – 11:45 AEC Talk 1

Opportunities for Music in the new Erasmus programme: BIP (blended intensive course)  and Cooperation Partnerships

by Edda Hall, Iceland University of the Arts and Christofer Fredriksson, Uniarts Stockholm

Q&A with the audience


12:00 – 12:45  

What possibilities does European funding in general and Creative Europe (2021-27) program in particular offer for cultural and music planning and management? by Raùl Abeledo, Researcher and Director of Observatorio Cultural of Universitat de València, moderated by Esther Vinuela Lozano,  Reina Sofia, Madrid


12:45 – 14:00  

Lunch Break


14:00 – 15:45  

Zoom fatigue is real – what will be the new “normal”

workshop by Jim Hetherton


16:00 – 17:00 Virtual Networking on Spatial Chat



Monday 13th September – ONLINE Sessions on Diversity and Inclusion

10:00 – 12:30 CET  “A sense of belonging – reassessing your institution’s practices and curriculum to better include international & exchange students” workshop by the Identity, Diversity and Inclusiveness working group of the AEC – Strengthening Music in Society (SMS) Project


13:30 – 14:15 CET “Student Mobility, Inclusion and the Game Changer: The Platform”, session by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) with presentations by Juan Rayon, ESN’s President and Sabri Ben Rommane, ESN’s Communications Officer


14:15 – 15:15 Online Networking on Spatial Chat


Thursday 16th September – IN-PERSON Event Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo

9:30 – 12:00 Inclusion, Diversity and Representation in Higher Music Education

Pre-conference workshop on Inclusion Anna Adeniji, Inclusion Academy, Stockholm


12:00 Networking Lunch for Workshop Participants




Registration Open, refreshments, networking time


13:15 – 14:15  

Introductory Session for first-time delegates – “Getting to know each other in real life”

Presentations by Frauke Velghe and Dimitrios Marinos, IRCs WG members

Followed by group discussion moderated







14:30 – 15:15 Opening Event

Music introduction: Ensamble de clarinetes del CSMVigo

Welcome words by:

–        Esteban Valverde, Director, Director of the Conservatorio in Vigo

–        Román Rodríguez, Conselleiro de Cultura, Educación e Universidade (Regional Minister of Culture, Education and University)

–        Alfonso Gentil Álvarez-Ossorio, Director of  the Erasmus+ National Agency in Spain (SEPIE)

–        Christofer Fredriksson, Chairman of the IRC working group

–        Stefan Gies, AEC Chief Executive



In presence in Vigo and streamed for online audience
15:15 – 16:00  AEC Talk 2

Doing diversity or being diversity? – by  Anna Adeniji, Inclusion Academy, Stockholm, moderated by Christofer Fredriksson

As institutions of higher education work on inclusion and diversity, there are is a number of dilemmas that need to be adressed in order to not fall back in unconsiuos biases about ”us” and ”them”. In this key note speech Anna Adeniji will give insights on the complexities of inclusion and diversity work by drawing on experiences from higher education in artistic practices in Sweden, and highlight some of the key understandings of inclusion that we need in order to work for sustainable change in institutional diversity work.


In presence in Vigo and streamed for online audience
16:00 – 16:30  

Networking with Refreshments / Virtual Networking on Spatial Chat


In presence and online
16:30 – 17:30  

Discussion Groups on Diversity

Moderated by members of the working group on Diversity and IRC

How important is work on inclusion and diversity for your institution? Why is this work important for your institution? What is the underlying rational for this work? Justice, an issue of educational quality, an issue of artistic quality and concern, or do you plainly aim to follow the guidelines that someone gave you? What strategies have you chosen? What similarities and differences exists compared to the other institutions?
What kind of barriers for underrepresented groups can you identify in your educational institutions? Why are these barriers present? How do these barriers relate to systemic issues, cultural norms, social barriers or resistance?

Please compare between countries and types of institutions in your discussion group.


Groups in  Presence

+ groups only online

17:40 – 18:40 Parallel Sessions on Diversity and Inclusions

1.     Changing the University from within towards Internationalisation: the key role of administrative staff in internationalising our institutions by  Marina Casals, from the project Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation, Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona

2.    Resistance to Diversity & Inclusion: how can IRCs be agents of change within their institutions? by Roberto Boschelli and Baptiste Grandgirard SMS student working group

3.     Road Map to Sustainability by Dimitrios Marinos, IRC working group

4.     Gender balances in Higher Music Education – consequences for internationalization by Keld Hosbond, Royal Academy in Aarhus/Aalborg

5.     Blended Mobility – the use of LoLa for ERASMUS, by Anna Maria Bordin and Susanne van Els, SMS working group on Learning and Teaching



1 – in presence, with the speaker connected remotely and projected in Vigo

2 – online

3- in presence

4- in presence

5 – in presence

18:55 – 19:40  

Concert: Ensamble de metales y percusión del CSMVigo


Conservatoire (in presence only)
20:15 Welcome Dinner Hotel Pazo Los Escudos (in presence only)


Friday 17th September – IN-PERSON Event Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo

10:00 – 11:00 AEC Talk 3

Music Introduction: Grupo de percusión CSMVigo

Mobility and Recognition: an ongoing struggle

Panel on the recognition of study periods abroad for staff and student and international recognition of student credentials

Alvaro Mira i Alonso, Vice-President of Erasmus Student Network, Spain

Anna Sadecka, University of Warsaw

Jelger de Boer, Board member of the Groningen Declaration Network and representative of DUO (Dutch Agency for Recognition)


Moderator: Jan-Gerd Krueger, IRC working group

In presence in Vigo and streamed for online audience
11:00 – 12:00 Discussion groups on Recognition issues

moderated by IRC wg members and panelists

  1. Which problems are you facing concerning recognition?
  2. How are you going about the solutions on these? Any tips on how to deal with this?
  3. What are you wishing for in the future?
Groups in  Presence

+ groups only online

12:00 – 12:45  

Walking to the boat and lunch at the harbour


 in presence only
13:00 – 18:30  

Networking Activity: exchange of good practices and information in an informal setting (including lunch) – boat trip to Cies Islands


in presence only
  Free Evening  



Saturday 18thSeptember – IN-PERSON Event Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo

9:45 – 10:30 Brexit – how to continue our collaboration with UK

Round Table with Conservatoires UK and UK IRCs, with Linda Merrick, Lamberto Coccioli and Nicola Peacock moderated by Stefan Gies


Online and streamed in Vigo for in-presence audience
10:30 – 11:30  

The ESCI (European Student Card Initiative) and the role of EASY, by Sara Primiterra, EASY project manger


Information Forum and Market chaired by Sara Primiterra, AEC Events and Project Manager


Presentations in presence in Vigo and streamed for online audience

 Market in Presence

11:30 – 12:00  

Networking with Refreshments /Virtual Networking on Spatial Chat


12:00 – 13:00  

Discussion Groups – reflection on the conference and future topics


In presence+ groups online
13:00 – 13:30 Closing Session

Music Introduction: Dúo flauta y guitarra (Lara Raña y Ana Gorjianc)

–        News from the AEC by Stefan Gies, AEC Chief Executive

–        Announcement of the next IRCs Meeting

–        Closing Remarks by Lucia Di Cecca, AEC Council Member

In presence in Vigo and streamed for online audience



Friday 24th September

EASY webinar – 14:30 – 17:00 CET

In order to attend this webinar, participants are required to be familiar with the content of the EASY Webinar 2020 as we will not repeat any of the content recorded last year about the basic functions!



Tips and Tricks

Updated Code of Conduct

Answer to main issues raised in the Users Feedback Questionnaire

Open Q&A time for users

Planned developments for 2022

New Learning Agreement and Current status of the connection of the EASY LA to EWP