The AEC Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators 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.
Meet the AEC International Relations Coordinators (IRC) Working Group
- Jan-Gerd KRÜGER, Prince Claus Conservatoire, Groningen, The Netherlands (WG Chair)
- Frauke VELGHE, KASK & Koninklijk Conservatorium, Ghent, Belgium
- Dimitrios MARINOS, Athens Conservatoire, College of Music, Athens, Greece
- Oana BALAN-BUDOIU, The National Academy of Music Gheorghe Dima, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Melissa MERCADAL, Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), Barcelona, Spain
- Iveri KEKENADZE, Malmö Academy of Music, Malmö, Sweden
- Wei Boon TAN, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore, Singapore
- Beatriz LABORDA, AEC Office Team (WG Coordinator). Contact here.
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.
More information about the role of the IRCs WG on the ARTEMIS project can be found on the dedicated webpage of the ARTEMIS Work Package 2 – Networking of organisations and individuals (artists and culture professionals) throughout Europe and beyond.