Update (March 30) on COVID-19 and EAS2020 conference in Padova, Italy

Dear EAS community

We are sure that you’ll understand when we inform you that the EAS board and Padova University have decided to cancel the upcoming 2020 EAS conference, owing to the COVID-19 situation.

Anybody who has already paid their conference fee will be refunded in full.

Although we cannot run the conference, we are now exploring possibilities to keep our network alive during the period June 10-13, using online tools. News about these plans will follow shortly.

Whilst we are sad not to be running the full 2020 event, the EAS and Padova University intend to plan a new Padova conference in 2023.

Finally, we are deeply grateful to Padova University, and especially Michele Biasutti. for their support, flexibility and collegiality during these difficult past weeks.

Hoping that you and your loved ones are healthy and stay safe.

On behalf of the EAS Board
Thomas De Baets
President

Open Call for EAS National Coordinators (NCs)

The EAS announces an open call, among its members, for the positions of the National Coordinator, for the year 2020, for the following countries (applications by 15th of March 2020): Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Sweden.

EAS National Coordinator: Role Description and responsibilities

The ‘National Coordinators’ (NCs) represent the EAS at national level. They support music education activities and initiatives in their countries, and they communicate these activities at European level. They may cooperate in this with other representatives of the EAS, primarily with the EAS board members and with the NCs of the other countries.

The NCs should in principle be able to:

  • join the annual conferences
  • attend the annual NC-meetings prior to the conferences and report on national developments
  • present in the NC-Symposia during conferences
  • contribute to the website and sometimes to international projects
  • endeavor to build close cooperation with national and regional music education and music teachers’ associations in their countries
  • distribute information regarding nominations for the annual Student Fora (Student Forum and Doctoral Student Forum) and nominate activate participants from her/his country involving a broad range of colleagues and institutions.

Applications till 15th of March 2020

Please send your CV and a (short) “Letter of Motivation” for the position of the NC to girdzijauskiene.ruta@gmail.com (dr. Ruta Girdzijauskiene) by 15th of March 2020The selection will be made by the EAS board. All applicants will be informed as soon as possible!

Upon appointment an agreement is signed for the period of two years (2020-2021) by the NC, the EAS and the respective institution or association (i.e. university, school, association).

Criteria for selection: 

  • Contribution to EAS: The NCs would preferably be colleagues, who know about the EAS and are EAS individual members who have attended recent conferences and contributed to the EAS’s international work.
  • Professional Field and Country Network: The NCs’ professional field should be strongly related to music education in schools (e.g. specialized/certified music teachers, music teacher trainers, university music teachers) and should be well-known by music education networks, and recognized as good practitioners or well-known scientists in their countries.
  • Motivation: The NCs must be interested and engaged in developing our common European network for music education and help to motivate people and institutions within their country to participate in EAS conferences and become individual / institutional members.
  • English language: The NCs should, in principle, be able to communicate well in the medium of English.

Doctoral-Student-Forum Application online!

We are pleased to announce that the 10th annual Doctoral Student Forum for Music Education will be held in Padova, Italy. The forum takes place from Tuesday 9th  (14.00) – Thursday 11th June (afternoon). It begins on the day prior to the main conference and participants will also be included in the main conference programme. In order to attain the DSF you have to register for the EAS conference.

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