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Follow and join The Music/ian is Present events on 17 September online

16 September 2022 - Events

2022 09 14 frontpage x 2International conference The Music/ian is Present on social visibility and engagement of academic musicians will be live streamed online on the following link. The conference will be held in the Rectorate building of the University of Novi Sad, on 17 September 2022 at 10.

Public debate The Music/ian is Present, aiming at raising awareness on the role and position of academic musicians in society, will take place on 17 September 2002 at 17 o’clock at Cultural station “Svilara” in Novi Sad, and will be live streamed online on the following link.

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The Public debate The Music/ian is Present to be held on 17 September 2022 in Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture 2022

16 September 2022 - Events

2022 09 16a frontpagePublic debate The Music/ian is Present will be held on on 17 September 2002 at 17h, in Cultural station Svilara in Novi Sad. Done in synergy with Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture 2022, it aims at raising public awareness of the role and visibility of professional musicians in society, particularly social engagement of young academic musicians. The event will be live streamed online via the following link.

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The Music/ian is Present conference on social engagement and visibility of adamic musicians in society

14 September 2022 - Events

2022 09 14 frontpage x 2The Music/ian is Present scientific conference will be held on 17 September 2022 at the University of Novi Sad, as part of the same name week event aiming at promotion of more engaged and culturally responsible academic musicians committed to the civil society. Papers at the conference are covering wide range of topics about current position of academic musicians in society, along with some trends in their artistic and social activity, as well as tendencies in developments of their identity in both local and global context.

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DEMUSIS project event The Music/ian is Present to be held in Novi Sad on 12–17 September 202208 July 2022 - News

02 September 2022 - News

2022 08 31 frontpage novi sadThe Music/ian is Present is three-part event which will be held in Novi Sad, Serbia, on 12–17 September 2022 in synergy with Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture 2022 project. As the key DEMUSIS project dissemination activity, it focuses on the third project’s objective – promotion of more engaged and culturally responsible academic musicians committed to the civil society, addressing it from different perspectives: educational, artistic, research and inciting public dialogue.

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LLL courses accredited by the National Institute for Improvement of Education

08 July 2022 - News

2022 07 06 frontpageFourteen lifelong learning (LLL) courses, designed and submitted by national academic partner institutions (P1-P3), have been accredited by the National Institute for Improvement of Education – ZUOV on 29 June 2022. The courses, pertaining to all three main project fields (digital competencies in music, music entrepreneurship and social engagement of academic musicians), are accredited for the period of the next three academic years, starting from the fall 2022.
Development, accreditation and implementation of LLL courses belongs to project work package 5, covering project’s specific objective of continuing professional development for music professionals.

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Plans for Music/ian is Present event in Novi Sad – EU Capital of Culture 2022 presented at the exceptional Project Management Board meeting

10 June 2022 - Meetings

2022 03 22 frontpageThe Project Management Board met online on 1st of June to discuss and plan the key project dissemination event (WP 7.7) entitled Music/ian is Present, to be held on 12-17 September 2022. The event will address the third project objective – promotion of more engaged and culturally responsible musicians committed to the civil society, from diverse perspectives. It will include a bootcamp for P1-P3 students with public presentations of student projects (WP 7.6) from 12-16 September, a scientific conference with roundtable presentations by invited speakers from P1-P9, and a Public debate as key dissemination event on 17 September with participation of all partners, in addition to the representatives of governmental, regional and EU institutions, as well as distinguished public figures in the sphere of music and culture.

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NBU teaching visit to Serbian HMEIs realized in May 2022

7 June 2022 - Events

2022 03 22 frontpageFrom May 11th to 20th 2022, six teachers from New Bulgarian University (P5) came to their first live teaching visit to music academies in Belgrade (P1), Novi Sad (P2) and Kragujevac (P3). During their stay in Serbia, Simo Lazarov, Emil Traichev, Tsanimir Baychev, Natalia Afeyan, Pavlina Velichkova I Margarita Marionova Krusteva-Stoichevska offered lectures, workshops and Q&A session in the field of digital and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to over 100 music students of the BA and MA study programs reformed during the DEMUSIS project, as well as to 13 students of two master programs introduced at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) in the framework of the project. In addition, the teaching visit included a live follow-up to teacher training in project fields, previously held online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

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Student placements in Radio-Television Serbia fully realized in 2021/22

20 April 2022 - News

RTS logoTen students from national academic partner institutions (P1-P3) had the opportunity to test and broaden their knowledge acquired in new and modernized studies through two-week practical placements in the national broadcasting service Radio-Television of Serbia (P7) in two rounds during the academic year 2021/22 - from 15-26 November 2021 and 6-9 April 2022. Students of new MA study programs Music Direction and Applied Research of Music from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (P1), along with their colleagues from MA studies Music and Media from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (P2) and BA Music in Media from the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac (P3) gained practical experience in radio and television studios, recording and editing studios and music production.
Practical student placements in RTS conclude project activity 4.5.

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Martin Prchal’s visit to P1 and P3 from 29 March to 3 April 2022

05 April 2022 - Events

2022 07 12 frontpageIn first live teaching visit from the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (P4) to national academic partner institutions, Martin Prchal visited the Faculty of Music University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) and the Faculty of Philology and Arts University of Kragujevac (P3) from 29 March to 3 April 2022. The vice-principal of the Royal Conservatoire exploring linking music entrepreneurship and integration of artistic practice and ambitions with professional identities and integration, with students of BA and MA study programs modernized and introduced in the framework of DEMUSIS project WP 4.3. In addition, his visit included meetings with teachers and management of both HMEIs discussing and exchanging ideas on curricular development, organization of teaching, on the continuation of collaboration and sustainability of project results.

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First students of the new master study programs graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (P1)

22 March 2022 - News

2022 03 22 frontpageOn 12 November 2021, the first students graduated from the innovative, entrepreneurially oriented master study program Applied Research in Music (PRIMA) introduced at the Faculty of Music University of Arts in Belgrade in the framework of the DEMUSIS project in 2020/21. In their master theses the students demonstrated the implementation of the acquired applied knowledge in the field of music entrepreneurship, social engagements of musicians and understanding of digital technologies, in designing their original music projects addressed to specific social groups as new audiences.

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Second round of student placements in Mad Head Games realized

10 Januray 2022 - Events

2020 07 29 frontpage madheadgamesMad Head Games (P10) hosted practical placements for the second group of 10 students of new and reformed MA and BA study programs from the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) and the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad (P2) from 15 November to 2 December 2021. During the period of over two weeks, students from the MA Music Direction study program and BA Music Production study program from P1 and P2 had the opportunity to explore from various perspectives, video games as a medium, to learn more about the specifics of audio content in video games and its implementations, as well as to try themselves out in practical assignments.

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Mantautas Krukauskas’ teaching visit to Serbian HMEIs on 12–20 December 2021

30 December 2021 - News

2022 03 24 frontpageMantautas Krukauskas, Associated Professor from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius (P6) and Head of LMTA Music Innovation Studies Centre, carried out the first live teaching visit to Serbian academic partner institutions in the DEMUSIS project on 12-20 December 2021. Over 50 students of BA and MA modernized studies from the Academy of Arts University of Novi Sad (P2) and the Faculty of Philology and Arts University of Kragujevac (P3) and new MA study program Music Direction from the Faculty of Music University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) took part in lectures, workshops, demonstrations and discussions on innovative practices in music, ambisonics and spatial audio, sound design tools and other related topics in the field of digital skills for musicians and music production. His visit also included a live follow-up to teacher training conducted online in December 2020 at all three music academies, which included lively discussions and exchange of knowledge and good practice in teaching and work in sound art.

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Annual Project Quality Assurance Group meeting held online on 2 December 2021

10 December 2021 - Meetings

2021 12 10 QAG meetingThe DEMUSIS project Quality Assurance Group met on December 2nd 2021 with the project external evaluator for an annual meeting, held online.

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DEMUSIS Project Management Board Annual Meeting 2021 to be held on 13-14
December in Kragujevac

07 December 2021 - Meetings

2021 12 07 FrontPage UNIKGDEMUSIS Project Management Board Annual Meeting will be held at the
University of Kragujevac (P3) on 13-14 December 2021 in a hybrid form.
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DEMUSIS project outputs presented at the 2021 China – CEEC Forum of Music Academy Deans and Rectors

17 November 2021 - Meeting

2021 12 07 front page chinaThe Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) took part in the Third Forum of Music Academies from China and Central and Eastern Europe held online on November 4th 2021, presenting the international collaboration of the Faculty of Music in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.

The backbone of the Faculty of Music activities in the field of international collaboration during this time were realized in the framework of the DEMUSIS project. In her presentation, Dragana Jovanović, head of the Center for International Cooperation, particularly addressed actions and outputs produced in teaching (WP4.3) and teacher training (WP3.1), as well as in music performance (WP4.3).

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First student placements in Mad Head Games

02 November 2021 - News

2020 07 29 frontpage madheadgamesThe first group of 6 students from national academic partner institutions in Belgrade (P1) and Kragujevac (P3) completed their practical placements in gaming company Mad Head Games (P10) on September 6–20, 2021. Four students of new master study program Applied Research of Music (PRIMA) at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (P1) and two students of updated master study program Music in Media, introduced and modernized in academic year 2020/21, had an opportunity to test and broaden their knowledge on gaming industry, particularly in the field of music and sound production for video games. In accordance with ongoing measures to control the spread of disease COVID-19 in Serbia, the student practice was carried out completely online.

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Outcomes of the Entrepreneurial bootcamp for music students Music – Here and Now presented at the 24th International Pedagogical Forum for Performing Arts 1-3 October 2021

17 October 2021 - News

2022 03 25 frontpageOutcomes of the DEMUSIS entrepreneurial bootcamp for music students “Music – Here and Now” were presented at the 24th International Pedagogical Forum for Performing Arts held in Belgrade, Serbia, on 1-3 October 2021 in a hybrid format. The paper "Cross-curricular Learning in Higher Music Education: Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Music Students Music – Here and Now”, co-written by Ivana Perković, Ivana Vuksanović, Milica Petrović and Dušanka Jelenković Vidović, aimed at presenting the first bootcamp for music students held in Serbia with the objective to draw conclusions regarding key skills important for the professional musician in Serbia in the third decade of the 21st century.

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DEMUSIS project eligibility period extended for 12 months

15 September 2021 - News

2021 10 18 frontpagenewsThe European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) approved the request for the extension of the DEMUSIS project eligibility period by twelve months, until 14 January 2023. The extension of the project eligibility period will allow smooth implementation of project activities, modified or postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Serbia and EU.

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The first entrepreneurial bootcamp for music students in Serbia Music – Here and Now held 10-24 May 2021

01 July 2021 - Event 

2021 04 16 fronpage newsEntrepreneurial bootcamp for music students Music – Here and Now [Muzika – ovde i sada] was held in Serbia (Belgrade – Novi Sad – Kragujevac) from 10th to 24th of May 2021, with participation of students from the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade – P1, the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad – P2 and the Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac – P3), and both teachers from P1-P3 and P4 (The Royal Conservoatire The Hague) in the role of coaches.

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Teacher training at The Royal Conservatoire The Hague (P4) held on 19-23 April 2021

05 May 2021 - Event 

LogoRoyalConservatorieTheHagueTeacher training in the fields of music entrepreneurship and social engagement of academic musicians was held on 19-23 April 2021 at national academic partner institutions P1-P3 in an online format, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, travel and social gathering restrictions in Serbia and EU. Fifteen teachers and staff members from P1-P3 were trained by teachers from The Royal Conservatoire The Hague (P4) during five daily 2-hours sessions, as part of the preparation of the Entrepreneurial bootcamp for music students in Serbia Music – Here and Now, scheduled for May 2021.

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P1-P4 Distance music performance using LoLa equipment held on April 13, 2021

30 April 2021 - Event 

2021 04 30 FrontPageNewsLoLaThe first live jazz session of students and teachers of the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (P4), was realized on April 13, 2021 using LoLa (Low-latency) equipment for distance music performance.
Teachers and students of Jazz and Popular music Department, Faculty of Music in Belgrade Bojan Cvetković (jazz piano), Stefan Stehlik (jazz guitar) and Luka Ignjatović (saxophone) were joined by their colleagues from Jazz department of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague Ramy Dielemans (double bass) and Borut Rampih (drums) in one-hour jazz session.

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Entrepreneurial bootcamp for music students Music – Here and Now to be held in May

22 April 2021 - News 

2021 04 16 fronpage newsStudents and teachers from 3 national academic partner institutions – The Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1), Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (P2) and the Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac (P3), will gather with teachers from the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (P4) to explore new playgrounds for their music projects within a blended music entrepreneurial bootcamp Music – Here and Now starting from May 10th.

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Online teacher training for the preparation of the entrepreneurial bootcamp for music students in Serbia to be held from 19–23 April 2021

16 April 2021 - Events 

2021 04 16 fronpage newsThe call for application for teachers of national academic partner institutions for participation in the online teacher training led by the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (P4) was closed on Thursday April 15th, 2021. Overall, 18 teachers from national higher music education institutions in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Kragujevac (P1–P3) applied to be trained for the role of coaches in entrepreneurial bootcamp for music students Music – here and now to be held in Serbia in May 2021 as part of the project activity 4.3. The five-day online teacher training will be held from 19th to 23rd of April 2021.

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Teacher training for the entrepreneurial bootcamp for music students in Serbia “Music – here and now” – Spring 2021

05 April 2021 - News 

2021 04 05 Music here and nowThe teacher training by the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (P4) for the entrepreneurial bootcamp for music students will be realized on April 19–23 2021, in an online format. It is the final part of project activity 3.1 – Teacher training for curricular changes and LLL courses.

At least 12 teachers from national higher music education institutions (P1-P3) will be trained for the role of coaches in the bootcamp in Serbia “Music – here and now” to be held in May 2021 as part of the project activity 4.3.

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DEMUSIS Project Technical Implementation Report assessed positively and approved

19 February 2021 - News 

EACEA logo betterThe Technical Implementation Report on the DEMUSIS project progress, submitted on 31 August 2020, was assessed positively and approved by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. The assessment looks at the partnership's performance as regards the efficient implementation of the project.

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Annual Project Management Board meeting held on 10-11 December 2020

18 February 2021 - Meetings 

2021 02 20 frontpageThe second annual Project Management Board meeting was held on 10-11 December 2020, with the participation of all Board members, management and contact persons of partner institutions, work package chairs and administrative staff. Due to the unfavorable epidemic situation related to COVID-19 in Serbia and EU, the meeting was held online instead at the University of Kragujevac (P3).
The meeting covered updates on the project, realization of project activities in 2020 according to the work packages and plans for 2021. Dealing with all the constraints imposed by the coronavirus outbreak was particularly considered, along with discussions on mitigating its effect on project implementation in 2021.

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Annual Quality Assurance Group meeting held online on 8 December 2020

17 February 2021 - Meetings 

2021 02 17 QAG 2Annual Quality Assurance Group meeting with the external evaluator was held online on 8th December 2020.
In a friendly and constructive atmosphere, the Quality Assurance Group’s (QAG) annual work was reviewed. The QAG chair introduced the Annual Report for 2020, while the members of the Group presented and discussed individual short Quality Monitoring Reports for deliverables completed in 2020.
The updated Project Quality Action Plan was subsequently adopted by the Project Management Board at the annual meeting 10-11 December 2020.

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Teacher training at the New Bulgarian University realized 21-22 December 2020

12 January 2021 - Event

Logo New Bulgarian UniversityTeacher training for curricular changes and LLL courses at national academic partner institutions (P1-P3) was implemented in an online format on 21-22 December 2020 by teachers from the New Bulgarian University (P5). During the intensive training, 21 teachers and members of staff from the Serbian HMEIs were trained by 10 teachers from the Bulgarian academic partner. The training covered topics related to main project thematic fields: digital competencies including distance music teaching methods, music teaching using Moodle platform and distance learning with examples and good practices, music entrepreneurship and music in society, including rising awareness of the role and visibility of professional musicians in society and social commitment of musicians.

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Teacher training at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre realized online оn 2–18 December 2020

11 January 2021 - Event

2021 04 16 for 2021 01 11 LMTATeacher training for curricular changes and LLL courses at national academic partner institutions (P1–P3) was realized in an online format on 2–18 December 2020 by teachers from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (P6). During the two-week training, 27 teachers from the Serbian HMEIs were trained by 6 teachers from Lithuanian academic partner. The training covered topics related to main project thematic fields: digital competencies and distance learning, music entrepreneurship and social engagement of academic musicians.

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Teachers and staff trained for distance learning

11 January 2021 - Event

2021 01 11 front pageIn the framework of project activity 3.2 of the work package 3 Staff training and development of teaching resources, 29 teachers and staff members of the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) were trained for the use of the distance learning platform. Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Serbia, the three-day training was held online, on the eLearning platform for distance learning, from 14th to 18th of December 2020. After the general part of the training, further individual consultations or work in smaller groups on specific problems in music distance teaching and learning was offered, to be held by the end of December 2020. The training was led by the Head of the University of Belgrade Computer Centre prof. dr Slavko Gajin.

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Annual PMB and QAG meeting 2020

07 December 2020 - Meetings 

2020 10 19 frontpage news zoomAnnual Project Management Board will be held 10-11 December 2020, with the annual Quality Assurance Group meeting held previously on 8 December 2020. Due to COVID-19 epidemic crisis in Serbia and EU, along with travel restrictions and limit on gatherings, the meetings will be held in an online format instead at the University of Kragujevac (P3), as planned initially.

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Master academic studies at P2 and P3 updated

17 November 2020 - News

2020 11 17 frontpagenews trelloThe Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (P2) and the Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac (P3) had updated master academic studies with new elective courses introducing digital and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, developed and adopted within the framework of DEMUSIS project. Therefore, the master academic study program in Music Performance at the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac now includes a new elective Psychology of Communication, while master study programs Music and Media, Music Pedagogy, Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad has been upgraded with elective course Methods of music education in digital environment – MEDIG.

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WP3.1 Teacher training Call for Applications open at national academic partner institutions

12 November 2020 - Events

2020 11 12 front page events LMTA logoThe Call for Applications for national HMEIs teaching staff training by Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre (P6) is currently open at P1-P3. The teacher training by EU academic partner institutions P5-P6, for curricular changes and LLL courses (WP3.1) in the fields relevant to the project’s aims and objectives (music in digital environment, music entrepreneurship and marketing, distance learning, music production and music direction), will be organized in an online form by the end of 2020, due to Covid-19 induced mobility restrictions.

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New Master Study Program Applied Research in Music launched at P1

04 November 2020 - News

2020 11 04 frontpage newsThe new master study program Applied Research in Music starts at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) in the fall semester 2020/21.

It is the second new master academic study program developed at this Serbian HMEI within DEMUSIS project in 2019/20 and accredited by the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education in 2020. The academic EU partner institutions – The Royal Conservatoire the Hague (P4), The New Bulgarian University (P5) and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (P6) – were strongly involved in development of the study program, with non-academic partners P7-P9 actively participating in defining student competencies and learning outcomes from stakeholder’s perspective.

The call for student applications was open on 26-27 October, entrance exam scheduled for 30 October 2020, with the studies starting in November 2020 after student enrollment.

The main objective of Applied Research in Music study program is to educate students of an innovative profile, in accordance with dynamic changes in 21st century in the field of music. The study program is conceived in a way to ensure acquirement of knowledge, competencies and skills essential for students’ inclusion in contemporary creative industries, working in both public or private, commercial or non-profit sector. Graduated students will therefore build an awareness of the importance of balance between academic research and business and commercial sector’s needs.

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LLL Courses accreditation postponed to October 2021

30 Оctober 2020 - Meetings

2020 10 30 frontpage newsThe Call for accreditation of Programs for professional enhancement of teachers, youth counsellors and experts, issued by National Institute for the Promotion of Education, is postponed to October 2021. The accreditation of LLL (life-long learning) courses in the areas of music entrepreneurship, music in digital environment and social engagement of musicians by National Institute for the Promotion of Education, is one of WP5 (LLL courses) milestones.

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Open online student consultations regarding the entrance exam for Applied Research in Music

19 Оctober 2020 - Meetings

2020 10 19 frontpage news zoomOpen online student consultations via Zoom regarding the entrance exam for Music Direction master study program developed within Demusis project, will be held on Wednesday, October 21 2020, at 12 pm.

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Time: Oct 21, 2020 12:00 PM Belgrade, Bratislava, Ljubljana

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Extraordinary Project Management Board meeting held online on 17 September 2020

9 Оctober 2020 - Meetings

2020 10 09 frontpage newsOn September 17th 2020, an extraordinary Project Management Board meeting was held online to discuss the follow-up actions to Technical Implementation Report, overview of current activities and plans, and make arrangements of further actions, particularly realization of teaching and training mobilities in Autumn 2020. The online meeting was attended by PMB members and members of administrative staff.

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Online courses realized in Spring 2020

23 September 2020 - News

2020 09 23 frontpage newsThe pandemic and measures it imposed on teaching and learning meant also the sudden and unavoidable transfer to online teaching and learning, pushing in that way some project activities forward time-wise, in comparison to the initial timeline (courses were to be implemented in third project year, September-December 2021). In consequence, preparation of online courses, teacher training for use of distance learning platforms, and implementation of first online courses were done simultaneously in Spring 2020 at the national music academic institutions P1-P3, and to the great effect. Overall, three new and five modernized courses were implemented at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1), the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (P2) and the Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac (P3), with 70 students and 26 teachers involved.

The courses were realized during the lockdown of universities from March to June 2020, using Moodle-based distance learning platforms developed at these national academic institutions, along with other communication applications and tools, such as Zoom platform, YouTube channels, Trello boards, Google Classroom, Google Meet, etc.

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Distance learning platforms developed and in use at national HMEIs

21 September 2020 - News

2020 09 21 frontpage newsNational academic partners – University of Arts in Belgrade (P1), University of Novi Sad (P2) and University of Kragujevac (P3), have developed or modified, and put to use distance learning platforms based on Moodle, open-source online learning platform. The Faculty of Philology and Arts of the University in Kragujevac installed and implemented eUčenje [eLearning] distance learning platform in April 2019, the University of Novi Sad introduced a new distance learning platform eLab which was modified and put to use at the Academy of Arts in Spring 2020, whereas University of Belgrade offered the University of Arts in Belgrade in Spring 2020 to use eLearning portal, adequate for answering the needs of music teaching and learning.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, online courses were prepared and implemented at the three academic partner institutions almost simultaneously with the adoption of distance learning platforms.

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Digital and media laboratories at P2 and P3 upgraded

16 September 2020 - News

2020 09 16 frontpage newsAcademy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (P2) and the Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac (P3) upgraded their digital and media laboratories with equipment purchased through Public procurement and tendering procedure in July 2019 and Repeated Public procurement and tendering procedure for remaining lots in November 2019. The new equipment was set-up and used for realization of new and modernized courses in academic year 2019/20. The upgrade of digital and media laboratories was accompanied by upgrade of infrastructure, such as the new network and electricity installation at P3.

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Technical Implementation Report submitted

14 September 2020 - News

2020 09 24 frontpage newsDEMUSIS project Technical Implementation Report, marking the first reporting period was submitted on 31/07/20. The Technical Implementation Report consisted of completed Technical Report e-form, with accompanying annexes and attachments filled in and dully signed: Budget table, Declaration of honour, Table of achieved/planned results, Dissemination and Exploitation Plan, Quality Assurance Plan with External evaluator’s interim report, and signed Request for 2nd Prefinancing.

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Open online student consultations via Zoom regarding the entrance exam for Music Direction

4 September 2020 - News

2020 08 25 frontpage music directionOpen online student consultations via Zoom regarding the entrance exam for Music Direction master study program developed within Demusis project, will be held on Tuesday, September 8 2020, at 7 pm. Zoom meeting details:

Topic: Muzička režija (Music Direction)
Time: Sep 8, 2020 07:00 PM Belgrade, Bratislava, Ljubljana
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New master study program Music Direction at P1 to start in October 2020

25 August 2020 - News

2020 08 25 frontpage music directionThe new master study program Music Direction at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) acquired accreditation of the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education on July 6th, 2020. The call for student applications will be open in September, with the studies starting in October 2020.

Music Direction master program, one of the two to be introduced through DEMUSIS project, aims at shaping music professionals skilled in diverse creative processes and various aspects of production of music. Aims of this study program are coordinated with the requirements of modern creative industries in the domestic and international context, as well as with the strategy of development of the use of digital technologies. The study program Music Direction is correlated with worldwide contemporary art and pedagogical trends and is comparable to similar programs at foreign higher education institutions. The study program and curriculum was developed in 2019/20 at P1, with an active participation of EU partner institutions – the New Bulgarian University (P5) and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (P6).

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Mad Head Games joins project consortium

29 July 2020 - News

2020 07 29 frontpage madheadgamesGaming company Mad Head Games, new stakeholder partner in the field of IT industry, joins project consortium at the position P8, following EIPIX Entertainment withdrawal from the partnership due to change in ownership and staff reduction.

Mad Head Games’ main role in the project will be to offer practical placements for students of national higher music education institutions, presenting them with the possibility to apply and test their theoretical knowledge in the production and implementation of sound and music in video games. The added value of new partner’s participation in DEMUSIS project will therefore be in giving the opportunity to future music professionals to work in creative gaming development environment, which particularly aligns with Mad Head Games continual investment in supporting local development community.

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New courses aiming at enhancement of music students’ digital competencies launched in Spring 2020

21 July 2020 - News

2020 07 21 frontpage New coursesNational academic partner institutions – Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, and Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac, launched in February 2020 5 new courses focused at enhancing digital skills and knowledge of music students at bachelor and master academic study level. New courses – Introduction to digital notation, Contemporary notation and advanced digital notography, Basics of digital literacy for musicians and Basics of working with Digital Audio Workstation – DAW (P1), Methods in Music Education in Digital Environment – MEDIG (P2) and Music in digital environment (P3), were realized both using new equipment obtained by two Public Procurement Procedures in 2019, and online, using developed university distance learning platforms and the variety of online applications and tools.

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Project Management Board meeting held online on 10 July 2020

15 July 2020 - News

2020 07 15 frontpage Zoom meetingOn 10th of July 2020, Project Management Board meeting was held online to give overview of project activities since the last meeting in December 2019, with an emphasis on COVID19 health crisis impact on project implementation so far, and to plan preparation and submission of the Technical Implementation Report. The Zoom meeting was attended by PMB members, partner contact persons, and members of administrative staff.

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The Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, the only higher education institution in Serbia and the region reviewed positively by MusiQuE

13 July 2020 - News

2020 07 13 frontpage news MusiQuEThe Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade underwent an institutional quality enhancement review MusiQuE – Music Quality Enhancement, European independent accreditation and external evaluation body for music, affiliate of European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education – ENQA and registered on the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR), dedicated to the continuous improvement of the quality of higher music education across Europe and beyond. As a result, the Faculty of Music in Belgrade has become the only higher education institution in country and region reviewed positively by MusiQuE, confirming in such a way high level of alignment with European standards of higher music education.
The Institutional review of the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade, concludes an important part of activities in project work package 1 – Preparation and Analysis (WP 1.1) which sets the foundation for further project activities by conducting both internal and external assessment of the existing programmes at national HMEIs and to develop new modernised curricula by putting the greater focus on digital media and entrepreneurship.

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Results of DEMUSIS based research presented at LATIMPE digital platform

10 June 2020 - News

2020 07 28 news frontpgeResearch paper entitled Distance Learning in Higher Music Education: Case Study of Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, based on the results of the research conducted in the scope of DEMUSIS project, was presented on 13-14 May 2020 at LATIMPE (Learning and Teaching in Music Performance Education) conference Students as researching artists - music, technology and musicianship by Ira Prodanov Krajišnik. The aim of the paper was to share results of research on the students’ and teachers’ attitude toward distance learning, and to present the first phase of distance learning offered at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (P2).

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DEMUSIS project presented at online conference Teaching Music Online in Higher Education

21 May 2020 - News

2020 09 14 Teaching conferenceDEMUSIS project was presented at the virtual conference Teaching Music Online in Higher Education as part of the address „The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and its actions regarding the digitization of the higher music education sector in Europe” by Sara Primiterra from the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC). She talked about the actions AEC is taking in the field of digitization through the leadership and participation in projects involving the use of digital technologies in higher music education, such as DEMUSIS. Her address was followed by live Q&A session, available as part of Forum 2 on Friday May 15th at 7am at conference website: http://www.teachingmusiconlineinhighered.com/

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DEMUSIS project to be presented at virtual conference

7 May 2020 - News

2020 05 05 frontpage newsDEMUSIS project will be presented at the virtual conference Teaching Music Online in Higher Education as part of the address „The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and its actions regarding the digitization of the higher music education sector in Europe” by Sara Primiterra from the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC). She will talk about the actions AEC is taking in the field of digitization through the leadership and participation in projects involving the use of digital technologies in higher music education, such as DEMUSIS. Her address will be followed by live Q&A session, available as part of Forum 2 on Friday May 15th at 7am at conference website: http://www.teachingmusiconlineinhighered.com/

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New master study program Applied Research in Music ready for national accreditation

24 April 2020 - News

2020 04 16 24 frontpage newsApplied Research in Music, one of the two new master study programs developed at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) in the scope of the DEMUSIS project, was adopted by relevant institutional bodies and the University of Arts Senate and is ready for submission to the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

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Music direction

16 April 2020 - News

2020 04 16 24 frontpage newsApplication for accreditation of new master study program Music Direction at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) is submitted to the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education, following adoption by relevant institutional bodies and University of Arts in Belgrade Senate on January 30th 2020.

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Project Quality Assurance Plan updated and Quality Monitoring Reports submitted

14 March 2020 - News

2020 03 13 frontpage newsQuality Assurance Group has updated the Project Quality Assurance Plan, adopted it and made public at in March 2020. The Plan was updated to include details on internal evaluation responsibilities and internal quality procedure documents.
In addition, Quality Monitoring Reports for activities and deliverables in work packages 1 (Preparation and Analysis), 2 (Upgrading of Methodology), 6 (Quality Assurance), 7 (Dissemination and Exploitation) and 8 (Project Management) were submitted, adopted and made public.

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Teacher training cancelled

13 March 2020 - News

2020 03 13 frontpage newsTeacher training study visit to Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) in Vilnius planned for 15-21 March 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak right before the cancellation of the process of studies at LMTA effective from March 12, and the declaration of the State of Emergency in Serbia of March 15.

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New digital laboratory installed at P1

10 March 2020 - News

2020 03 10 frontpage newsThe new digital laboratory is successfully installed and adequate digital infrastructure developed at P1’s Faculty of Music in Belgrade. The laboratory is equipped with new computers with hardware, MIDI
keyboards and music software estimated as essential for introducing new digital and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to study programs based on conclusions of realized study visits to EU partners, study of needs of national HEIs and dialogue with stakeholders.

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The new grand piano purchased through public procurement procedure in July arrived at P1

23 December 2019 - Meetings

2019 12 23 frontpage news2Grand piano type Yamaha C7 arrived at the Faculty of Music University of Arts in Belgrade as the first ever new grand piano in 82 years long history of the oldest music HEI in Serbia.

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Project Management Board held at the University in Novi Sad, 2-3 December 2019

19 December 2019 - Meetings

2019 12 19 fronpage newsOn 2-3 December 2019, the first annual DEMUSIS Project Management Board was held at the University Of Novi Sad, Serbia, with all Board members, partner contact persons, legal representatives and members of administrative staff attending. The PMB meeting was preceded by the Quality Assurance Group and Project external evaluator meeting.

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Repeated Public Procurement and Tendering Procedure completed

28 November 2019 - Meetings

tender small 400x225Following the tendering procedure for the public procurement of
equipment in July, the repeated tendering procedure for the remaining
lots is completed, with awards allocated on November 25, 2019.
Agreements with tenderers have been signed and installment of complete
equipment is planned by the end of February 2020.

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Upcoming event: PMB meeting in Novi Sad

27 November 2019 - Meetings

Novi Sad fronpagePMB meeting in Novi Sad, 2-3 December 2019
DEMUSIS Project Management Board Meeting will be held in Novi Sad, 2-3
December 2019.

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MusiQuE Institutional review site-visit realized at the Faculty of Music – University of Arts in Belgrade

14 November 2019 - News

2019 11 14 Frontpage news MusiQueIn the scope of WP1 – Preparation and Analysis, MusiQuE review team, composed of distinguished international specialists particularly for the purpose of P1 external quality enhancement review, visited the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade (P1), from 27th to 30th October 2019. The 2.5 days site-visit was conducted as a part of the MusiQuE quality enhancement institutional review during which the 5 members review team met members of the Faculty of Music deanery and management team, representatives of academic and institutional bodies, teachers and administrative staff, as well as students, alumni, stakeholders and representatives of the profession.

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Integrated Comparative Report completed

14 November 2019 - News

Document perspectiveINTEGRATED COMPARATIVE REPORT: An analysis of current national study
programmes and comparisons with similar EU programmes & Defining
learning outcomes and competences with regards to stakeholders’ needs is
completed and made public on November 14, 2019.

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DEMUSIS at 46th AEC Annual Congress and General Assembly

14 November 2019 - News

2019 11 14 news frontpageDEMUSIS project was presented by project contact person Ivana Perković at the 46th AEC Annual Congress and General Assembly 8th November 2019 at Conservatorio di Musica "G. Verdi" in Turin (Italy).

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Regional Cluster Meeting CBHE projects impact in the Western Balkans, 22-23 October 2019

24 October 2019 - News

2019 10 24 Small DurresDEMUSIS project contact person, Prof. Dr. Ivana Perković from the Faculty of Music – University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) and the representative from the Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac (P3), Assoc. Prof. Dr Biljana Mandić, participated in the Regional Cluster Meeting CBHE projects’ impact in the Western Balkans from 22 to 23 October 2019 in Durres (Albania).

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Students enrolled to modernized study programs

24 October 2019 - News

2019 10 24 image news CurriculumIn October, students have been enrolled to modernized study programs at national HMEIs, thus completing the first activity in WP 4 – Implementation of reformed and new study programs. Current study programs are reformed by embedding the digital competences and entrepreneurial skills into the competence sets of music graduates at various levels. Furthermore, new compulsory and elective courses were introduced to study programs at P1-P3. Previously, all curricular changes were adopted by relevant institutional bodies. They also aim to cause the mindset change enabling students to adopt entrepreneurial approach and learn not only how to use current digital technologies in their main field, but also how to be a life-long learners in contemporary environment.

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DEMUSIS on Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators in Prague, 19-22 September 2019

02 October 2019 - Meetings

PragueDEMUSIS project was presented on the 2019 Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators (IRCs) which took place at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Czech Republic) from 19 to 22 September under the title "The Pink Elephant: Reflections on the Future to Transform the Present", in the framework of the AEC-Strengthening Music in Society (SMS) Project supported by the Creative Europe Programme. The project presentation by Dušanka Jelenković Vidović, project administrator and international relations coordinator at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, on Sunday September 22nd was followed by a fruitful discussion moderated by Payam Gul Susanni, SMS WG3 on Entrepreneurship at AEC.

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Study visit to the entrepreneurial boot camp for music students of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague

02 October 2019 News

HagueMembers of the DEMUSIS team – Dušanka Jelenković Vidović, project administrator and international relations coordinator at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) and Ira Prodanov Krajišnik, professor at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (P2) were guests of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (P4) from 2nd to 6th of September 2019. The study visit was focused on the realization of the entrepreneurial boot camp entitled A Musicians Footprint for the 3rd year Bachelor Students from the Classical Music and Vocal Studies departments of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.

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DEMUSIS project presented at Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School

29 August 2019 News

OxfordDEMUSIS project was represented at annual Digital Humanities program at Oxford Summer School which took place from 22–26 July 2019 with the poster prepared by Ivana Perkovic and presented at session in Natural History Museum Oxford on July 22.

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Tendering procedure completed

28 August 2019 News

tender small 400x225The tenderng procedure for the procurement of equipment was completed in July 2019. Out of 19 lots (parties) 14 have passed the tender. Currently there are ongoing preparations to repeat the tendering procedure for the remaining 5 lots (parties).

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Equipment purchase P1-P3, tendering procedure launched, date: 28/06/2019

28 June 2019 News

2019 07 12 smal for frontpageTendering procedure for the public procurement of the equipment for P1-P3 was lounched on 28/06/2019 and will be conducted by P1 for all three partner insitutions.
Tendering documentation available at: http://www.arts.bg.ac.rs/javna-nabavka-opreme-za-potrebe-projekta-erazmus-demusis-broj-598825-epp-1-2018-1-rs-eppka2-cbhe-jp-br-2-2019/

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Work Meeting on defining outcomes and competencies of music students in Serbia 26/06/2019

26 June 2019 News

2019 06 26 smal for frontpageOn June 26th 2019, a work meeting entitled Dialogue with stakeholders: What outcomes do we need to achieve for our students? What competencies do we need to develop? was held at the Svilara Cultural Station in Novi Sad. The meeting, in which all national partners along with other interested stakeholders took part, was organized by the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad as part of the WP1 – Preparation and Analysis (activity 1.3).

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Meeting of Serbian HE partners on realized study visits 14/05/2019

13 June 2019 News

Belgrade meetingOn Tuesday, May 14th 2019, at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade a meeting was held in order to summarize the experiences and impressions gained from the realized study visits to EU academic partner institutions within the WP 1.2.

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Study visit to the Royal Conservatoire the Hague

26 April 2019 News

Hague visitThe last planned study visit within the WP1.2. – Preparation and Analysis: Study visits to EU HEIs, focused on reviewing EU partners’ study programmes dealing with music in digital environments and entrepreneurship, took place in The Hague, Netherlands at the Royal Conservatoire (RC).

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Study visit to the Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre, Vilnius, Lithania

24 April 2019 News

Vilnius visitRepresentatives from the Serbian academic partner institutions (University of Arts in Belgrade, University of Novi Sad and University of Kragujevac) visited partners in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and theatre in Vilnius, Lithania.

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Internal presentations of the DEMUSIS project

22 April 2019 News

info smallInternal presentation of the DEMUSIS project held at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade and DEMUSIS Info Day held at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad.

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Study visit to the New Bulgarian University

09 April 2019 News

Slika za Article BulgariaOn March 20th to 23rd 2019 eight representatives of Serbian academic project partners (University of Arts in Belgrade, University of Novi Sad and University of Kragujevac) were guests of the New Bulgarian University (NBU) from Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Kickoff meeting held on at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia.

19 March 2019 News

KickOff AllOn February 21 – 22 2019, the Kick off Meeting of the DEMUSIS project was held at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. The meeting was officially opened by the Rector of the University of Arts, Prof. Mileta Prodanović, DA, Dr. Gabrijela Grujić, Assistant Minister for Dual and Entrepreneurial Education, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Ms. Dragana Mitrović, Advisor to the Minister of Culture and Information, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.

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E+ CBHE Projects Conference in Brussels (Belgium)

15 February 2019 News

Image Article Brisel smallOn January 28 – 28 2019, DEMUSIS project coordinator, Prof. Dr. Ivana Perković, and the representative from the Faculty of Filology and Arts, University of Kragujevac, Assoc. Prof. Ljuba Brkić, DMA, participated in the 2019 Grant Holders Meeting CBHE projects in Brussels (Belgium).

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