On Friday 17/05/2019, a new EAS board has been elected by the EAS members! The new board was announced at the conference dinner in Malmö, Sweden.
The new board (2019-2021) consists of Thomas De Baets (President, BE), Isolde Malmberg (Vice President, DE), Gerhard Sammer (Past President, DE), Marina Gall (Secretary, UK), Lina Van Dooren (Treasurer, SE), Andreas Bernhofer (AT), Rūta Girdzijauskienė (LT), Sezen Özeke (TR), Nikos Zafranas (GR) and coopted board members Michele Biasutti (IT), Māra Vaickovska (student, LV), and Diletta Bibbo (student, IT).
During the 2019 EAS Conference in Malmö we will be using a Whova app. The app is going to be used as the official information and networking app before and during the conference.
The Whova app will be used for:
- Conference check-in
- Networking with panelists and other conference attendees
- Conference program and schedule
The complete schedule for the upcoming EAS conference in Malmö is published on the EAS Website. There you can find all important parts of the conference (exact beginning and end of the conference, opening ceremony, keynotes, general meeting, concert on Thursday evening, conference Dinner, closing ceremony etc) plus all presentations.
In 2019, the EAS Board will be newly elected. The first time ever, the election will be done digitally with the online elction tool “Electionbuddy”. The elections opens on April 15, 12 am and ends on May 16, 6 pm, the day before the General Meeting at the EAS Conference in Malmö. Every member, who paid his membership fee for 2019, will receive an individual link and access code to vote. This gives the possibility to vote, even when you are not attending the EAS Conference.
8 candidates stand for election for 8 possible place in the board. You can choose up to 8 names to give your vote to at the election or choose abstention. If you want to know more about the candidates, please have a look at their CVs and statements: Overview EAS Board candidates. There will also be a “Meet the Candidates” during lunchtime at the EAS Conference 2019 in Malmö.
The results will be announced at the Gerenal Meeting in Malmö, on May 17, 2019. The elected Board will decide about the Chair and Vice-chair at their first Board meeting and announce the result at the Conference Dinner in Malmö.
So, please check your emails (maybe also SPAM folder) and vote for your favorite candidate(s)!
The EAS announces an open call, among its members, for the positions of the National Coordinator, for the year 2019, for the following countries (applications till 13th of December 2018):
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 the 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
- to attend the annual NC-meetings prior to the conferences and report on national developments
- to present in the NC-Symposia during conferences
- to contribute to the website and sometimes to international projects.
- to endeavor to build close cooperation with national and regional music education and music teachers’ associations in their countries.
- to distribute the nomination 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 13th of December 2018