A meeting that marked the pinnacle of transnational collaboration and innovation in music education.
From 20 to 22 September 2023, Göteborg was the venue for the final meeting of the Erasmus + EUSMARTCOMPOSER project, an initiative that, for two years, has woven a network of knowledge and experience between music educators and students from different countries in Europe.
EU SMART Composer is not just any project. It is the union of different visions and efforts aimed at creating a vital tool for the transfer of knowledge about music composition, with the objective of broadening the career prospects of future composition professionals.
The international consortium behind EU SMART Composer consists of Coompanion Göteborg ek. för (Sweden), the coordinating entity, Consorzio Materahub Industrie Culturali e Creative (Italy), Abbaye aux Dames – La cite musicale-Saintes (France), Le Laba (France), RESEO- European Network for Opera and Dance Education (Belgium) and Wazo Coop -Cooperativa social (Spain).
Prior to our meeting in Göteborg, the project was developed in different cities. Matera in Italy, Saintes in France and Cáceres in Spain witnessed our evolution and consolidation. But it was in Göteborg, under the watchful coordination of Coompanion Göteborg, that the last chapter of this phase found its end point.
The working sessions, hosted in Yes Box’s facilities, were intense, defining the final strokes of a handbook that promises to be the guide for innovative music teaching. This manual is the result of our journey, the mirror reflecting the methodologies we have developed in cooperation.
As the days progressed, we also outlined the ‘multiplyer events’, essential events to spread the essence of our project in our home countries.
It was an intense working meeting, as well as an emotional one, as it was the last time the team will meet in person. However, we were able to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of our Swedish partners and the wonderful city of Göteborg. Moreover, we have the firm conviction that we will meet again in future projects!
In the coming months we will finish producing all the material we have been working on and we will be able to disseminate it on our website and social networks.
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