Since its launch in 2004, the ERASMUS Network for Music ‘Polifonia’ has proactively addressed European higher education policy issues from the perspective of higher music education (HME). Through a consistent output of high quality products, it has been able to raise the awareness of these issues throughout the sector which, in turn, has supported the concrete implementation of these outputs at national and institutional levels. From a general higher education point of view, ‘Polifonia’ has often been cited as a good example of what can be achieved through a subject-specific and European-level approach to the European higher education developments. The success of ‘Polifonia’ is reflected by its being named an ‘ERASMUS Success Story’ by a panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission, first in 2017 and again in 2016.

The third cycle of the project, which is the biggest European network on professional music training to date, involved 55 institutions in the field of music training and the music profession in 26 European countries and 4 countries outside Europe. It was jointly co-ordinated by the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag and the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC).

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This project was funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the authors and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which might be made of the information contained therein.