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 Alma Ragnasdottir, Iceland University of the Arts and Christofer Fredriksson, Uniarts Stockholm

Q&A with the audience


12:00 – 12:45  

Opportunities for Higher Music Education Institutions in the new Creative Europe Programme by Raùl Abeledo, Researcher and Director of Observatorio Cultural of Universitat de València


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 Session on Diversity and Inclusion

10:00 – 12:30 CET (time TBC) Pre-conference workshop “Re-Thinking and Opening Curricula within the new EU mobility programmes’ by the Identity, Diversity and Inclusiveness working group of the AEC – Strengthening Music in Society (SMS) Project



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


12:30 – 13:00  Tour of the Conservatorio
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

–        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

The concept of Inclusion  – by  Anna Adeniji, Inclusion Academy, Stockholm


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 working group on questions decided with the keynote speakers and WG2


Groups in  Presence

+ groups only online

17:30 – 18:30 Parallel Sessions on Diversity and Inclusions

1.     Cultural Awareness – Internationalisation at Home by  Marina Casals, from the project Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation, Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona

2.     Experiences of Resistance to Diversity in our institutions: how IRCs can react bucking the trend, by Roberto Boschelli with the SMS student working group

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

4.     Gender Issues in international projects by Keld Hosbond

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

18:45 – 19:30  

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

Miguel Hernández Blanco, 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
11:15 – 12:00 Discussion groups on Recognition issues

moderated by IRC wg members

Groups in  Presence

+ groups only online

12:00 – 12:45  

Walking to the boat and lunch at the harbour


 in presence only
13:00 – 18:00  

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

10:00 – 10:30 Brexit – how to continue our collaboration with UK

Round Table with UK IRCs and representatives of Conservatoires UK?, with Linda Merrick, moderated online by Jeffrey Sharkey, AEC Council Member


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 and Lucia Di Cecca


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 AEC Council Member

In presence in Vigo and streamed for online audience



Friday 24th September

Afternoon, exact time TBD 

EASY webinar – Erasmus Without Papers, new developments and new Learning Agreement