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 IRCs Manifesto 2020

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

Easy Webinar (Manuals available in the Documents Section)

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 - University College of Opera - part of the Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm - Chair
Jan-Gerd Krüger - Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen
Roberto Boschelli -  Former student at Conservatorio di Musica Stanislao Giacomantonio, Cosenza (Student representative)
Frauke Velghe - KASK & Conservatorium – HOGENT, Ghent
Dimitrios Marios - Athens Conservatoire, Athens
Esther Vinuela Lozano - Escola Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia, Madrid
Sara Primiterra - AEC (IRC Working Group and EASY Task Force Coordinator)

EASY Task Force

Lucia Di Cecca - Conservatorio di Musica Licinio Refice, Frosinone - AEC Council Member
Jose Luis Fernandez - Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Vigo
Salvatore Gioveni - Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
Regine Brosius - UdK Berlin

Chiara Pellegrino - CNSMD Lyon

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