The two-year strategic partnership Erasmus + Project RENEW ‘Reflective Entrepreneurial Music Education Worldclass’ (2016-2018) has recently published its project results on the RENEW Website. This project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme, aimed at promoting entrepreneurship as an important component of higher music education (HME) programmes. Furthermore, the project prioritises the promotion of entrepreneurship education and social entrepreneurship among young people, as well as an open and innovative higher education network, embedded in the present digital era.

The project was coordinated by AEC and Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium (DJM), Aarhus, Denmark and the project partners were:

  • Hogeschool der Kunsten Den Haag (KC), The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD), London, UK
  • Sibelius Academy of Music (SIBA), Helsinki, Finland
  • Norges Musikkhøgskole (NMH), Oslo, Norway


  1. portfolio method in entrepreneurship teaching in HME
  2. Joint module for entrepreneurship teaching in HME

​All the outcomes are available here.


A total of five boot camps has been developed during the second year of the project (from September 2017 to September 2018), one in each project partner institution. More information about the bootcamps can be found on the RENEW AEC Website. Each bootcamp gathered international participants coming from the partner institutions as well as local participants from the hosting venue, increasing in this way the impact of the activity at local level in each partner institution.

RENEW FINAL Conference

The Training Sessions for Teaching Staff was organised prior to the RENEW final conference in the Hague on 28-29 September 2018. In total, 91 participants from more than 30 countries participated in this successful conference. A Dutch food-designer Marije Vogelzang was invited as a keynote speaker and the conference featured some successful musicians such as: Peppie Wiersma, Barbara Hannigan, Simon Stockhausen and Nora Fischer who shared their experience and were talking about the ”sweet spot” in their practice.
Both chairs of the RENEW Working Groups presented the final outcomes of the project. The conference also gave a floor to the students who presented the RENEW students bootcamps. Finally, the participants had an opportunity to respond to the statements coming from invited speakers during some interactive moments with the audience.
All the relevant materials from the conference are available on the AEC Website and on the RENEW website.