The aim of the AEC Pop & Jazz Platform (PJP) is to bring together heads of departments and teachers in the field of pop and jazz to discuss relevant issues and to promote European cooperation in this field. The PJP Meeting 2013 took place at the Popakademie in Mannheim, Germany

The Pop and Jazz Platform Preparatory Working Group:
Stefan HECKEL (Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz) – Chair
Erling AKSDAL (Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim)
Simon PURCELL (Trinity College of Music London)
Ruud VAN DIJK (Conservatorium van Amsterdam)
Maria Pia DE VITO (Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia, Rome)
Hannie VAN VELDHOVEN (Utrechts Conservatorium)
Udo DHAMEN (Pop Akademie Mannheim)

The AEC preparatory 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.

A short video of PJP 2013 Mannheim!
See you in Trieste in 2014!