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The Annual Conference 2023 was held on the 10th and 11th of November at the School for Young Talents in The Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

16 member organisations were represented by 26 delegates, and the program presented many opportunities for learning, sharing and networking – as well as fulfilling our formal obligations through the General Meeting.

Workshops sessions with topics like Process to enrolment, Assessments, advising pupils, EU-funding and our collaboration with the AEC gave room to interesting discussions and sharing of ideas and practices.
The conference had been planned to be parallel with the AEC´s annual congress and that gave us the opportunity to indulge in a joint session with AEC. The cooperation with AEC is important in two ways: it gives YMTE extra “strength” to pursue some of our prioritised topics; and it gives us credibility as the voice of pre-college music education.

Open discussions about exchange projects, the forming of Work Groups for various areas, and plenty of time for social interactions among the delegates made the days in The Hague into a memorable and fruitful occasion. We are all looking forward to coming meetings and projects, and to the next Annual Conference in September 2024 – which will be in Varaždin, Croatia.

In the following document you can find all the details about the General Meeting of the YMTE.

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