Agreement The EAS and the system of the National Coordinators
“National Coordinators“ (NCs) represent the EAS at
national level. They support music education activities and initiatives in
their countries and they communicate these
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
- The National Coordinators are to be fully
integrated into the activities of the EAS. They are to be taken into
consideration regarding involvement in international music
congresses and other events, in which the EAS is in a leading position to
organise. They are also to be taken into consideration regarding the planning
EU projects in music education.
NCs will endeavour to build close cooperation with national and regional
associations in their countries.
is the NCs task to form a team suitable to the conditions in the country
(federal states, provinces, regions etc.). The members of this team will
work as further representatives
the EAS. This team can develop the website of the respective country in
different ways – under the overall responsibility of the NC. In some European
teams should be established including NCs of different countries (for example
as a cooperation of the NCs in the different Scandinavian countries)
key aspect of the activities of the NCs – besides congresses, events and
projects – is the EAS website:
- The NCs will create and use their respective ‘pages’ within the EAS
website, autonomously to a broad extent.
- They will present themselves (including photographs, and brief
professional biography, with publications and activities etc.) as well as
their function as representatives
- They will use this website as a platform to advertise and give
information about the music education activities in their country.
- They will make available a current list of events in their
- They will make information about bigger events (national,
international) available to the main information site of the EAS website.
- They can use the website to give links to further information
(e.g. relevant publications, journals, school books etc.)
- The website will be organised in English at the main level
(headlines, abstracts). In addition to this documents in the particular
language of the country as well as
in more languages can be envisaged.
NCs are nominated by the EAS board for a period of four years. There is
one NC per country.
appointment of NC of the EAS is to be made – as far as possible – by an agreement
of the respective institution or organisation (i.e. university, school,
in which the NC is involved. This appointment will then be confirmed by an
official document to the particular institution.
the end of the period of the NCs role – after four years – the NC will
receive an official certificate of the EAS. This will document the
function and performance of the NC
in the European context. After ending the period
it should be decided who will take the NC function in this country for the next
period. This can be the same person.