International Relations Coordinators (IRC) Working Group

The International Relations Coordinators (IRC) Working Group is in charge of the organization of the AEC Annual meeting for International Relations Coordinators. This meeting 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.

This 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 Working Group.

The group is also in charge of the monitoring of the online tools supporting mobility among HMEIs: the AEC website database, the AEC Job Vacancy Platform and the European Online Application System for Mobility EASY.


Reflection on the AEC Annual Meeting for International Coordinators 2018 – looking back at the past while imagining the future of internationalization of Higher Music Education

The 2020 Manifesto of the AEC International Relations Coordinators Community and related Video (see above)

Articles on Internationalisation and Transnational Mobility on the SMS website

Call for Flexibility related to the consequences of the Pandemic on the new academic year
How Institutions Reacted to the pandemic

Erasmus 500 Campaign

Contribution to the Erasmus University Charter – available upon request

The AEC Annual Meeting of International Relations Coordinators 2018 in Birmingham
Tha AEC Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators 2019 in Prague
The AEC Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators 2020 Online

The AEC Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators 2021 in Vigo and Online

EASY Webinar 2020 (Manuals available in the Documents Section)]

EASY Webinar 2021

AEC Vacancy Platform

The outcomes of this Working Group are also available on the SMS website.

>>> Please click here to see the IRC Working Group terms of reference.

IRCs Working Group members

Christofer Fredriksson

Christofer Fredriksson

University College of Opera – part of the Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm – Chair

Jan-Gerd Krüger

Jan-Gerd Krüger

Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen

Roberto Boschelli

Roberto Boschelli

Former student at Conservatorio di Musica Stanislao Giacomantonio, Cosenza (Student representative)

Frauke Velghe

Frauke Velghe

KASK & Conservatorium – HOGENT, Ghent

Dimitrios Marios

Dimitrios Marios

Athens Conservatoire, Athens

Esther Vinuela Lozano

Esther Vinuela Lozano

Escola Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia, Madrid

Sara Primiterra

Sara Primiterra

AEC (IRC Working Group and EASY Task Force Coordinator)

EASY Task Force

Lucia Di Cecca

Lucia Di Cecca

Conservatorio di Musica Licinio Refice, Frosinone – AEC Council Member

Jose Luis Fernandez

Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Vigo

Regine Brosius

UdK Berlin

Roser Graell Callul


Morten Tandrup

Rhythmic Conservatoire Copenhagen

Breck Shuyler


Video Presentation: SMS Strand 4

Do you want to get involved, contribute or learn more about the IRC Working group?
Please contact Sara Primiterra from the AEC Office.