Symposium 2022


Day 1, 30 September 2022

Meet & Greet (optional)

11:30am - 12:00 noon

Conference Start & Welcome

12:00 noon - 12:15pm

Manuela Encarnação, President, Portuguese Association for Music Education

Erica Eyrich, Secretary General, Arts Investment Forum / Music Education Policy Group

Group Discussion

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Sharing Best Practice and Informing Policy Processes: Shaping the Global Compact's Music Education Policy Report


1:30pm - 2:15pm

Best Practice in Implementing the Global Compact on Music Education

2:15pm - 3:30pm

Ensuring Access to Music Education: The Work of the Basic Artistic Schools in the Czech Republic (focus on GCME principles 2 & 5)

Tomáš Kolafa, Director, Association of Basic Artistic Schools, Czech Republic

Scotland's Arts and Health Wellbeing Report (focus on GCME principles 1 & 2)

Morag MacDonald, Youth Music Initiative Manager, Creative Scotland

Jack Nissan, Music Education Partnership Group, Scotland

Status Quo and Future Challenges in Teacher Education in Latin America (focus on GCME principle 6)

Adriana Didier, President, Latin American Forum of Music Education

Bridging General and Specialized Schools: The Portuguese Case

Maria Helena Vieira, Portuguese Association for Music Education and University of Minho (focus on GCME principle 6)

Official Welcome Address

3:30pm - 3:50pm

Professor Alexandre Quintanilha, President of the Parliamentary Commission on Education, Portugal


3:50pm - 4:00pm

Presentations on National Plans for Music Education

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Shaping the Canadian Music Education Ecosystem: Creating a New Pathway for Policy and Advocacy Action (Video presentation)

Eric Favaro, Chair, Canada Coalition for Music Education

National Plan for Music Education for England - "The Power to Change Lives" - and the National Plan for Music Education for Wales

Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive, The UK Association for Music Education

Implementing the Vision for Finnish Music Education 2030: From Strategy to Process

Annika, Mylläri, member of project group for the Vision for Finnish Music Ed 2030 and Head of Music, Centria University of Applied Sciences

Musical Interlude

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Portuguese Music History and Instruments Live!

Conceição Correia, Director, Museu da Música Portugesa


5:30pm - 6:00pm


6:00pm - 7:00pm

Meeting of National Offices of the Global Compact

Chair: Manuela Encarnação, Portuguese Association for Music Education

DINNER (optional)

8:00pm onwards

Day 2, 01 October 2022 - International Music Day!

Interactive Session

9:00am - 10:00am

Quiz on the GCME principles!

Workshop on future communication strategy of GCME


10:00am - 11:00am

Universal Access to Active Music-Making: Exploring Prerequisites

Introductory Remarks: Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive, The UK Association for Music Education

Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, Senior Analyst, Center for Educational Research, OECD (video presentation)

Till Skoruppa, Secretary General, European Music School Union (video presentation)

Togny Sandgren, Secretary General, Swedish Arts Schools Council


11:00am - 11:35am


11:35am - 12:00pm

The New UNESCO Framework on Culture and Arts Education

Ke Leng, Programme Officer, Cultural Policies and Development, UNESCO (video presentation)

Closing Session

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Towards a Well-Informed Policy-Making Process: Issues, Actors and Challenges

Prof. Domingos Fernandes, President of the National Council for Education, Portugal

Annika Mylläri (for Alma Muukka-Marjovuo, Ministry of Education), Finland

Moderator: Hannah Fouracre, Head of Music Education, Arts Council England

Snack Buffet & Networking

12:45pm - 2:00pm

*end of conference*