The Project “Open Labour Market for Young Musicians from Europe – Open Mind, Open Future”
Project acronym: OpenYourMusic
Project ID number: 2019-1-LV01-KA202-060449
Duration period: 01.09.2019 – 31.08.2022
Estonian Record Productions, together with our partners from Latvia, Herman Braun Foundation, and from Sweden, The Real Group Inspiration AB, is participating in the project OpenYourMusic for young musicians. The project is co-funded by European Union Erasmus+ programme. This is the ideological continuation on the previous Erasmus+ project “VET alternative opportunities for young musicians’ better integration into labour market”. The target group of the project is learners of music schools and music colleges from the age 14 till the age 24.
Combating unemployment is one of the main priorities in social and economic policy of the European Union. Unemployment is an important economic factor for any country. Young musicians are in a risk group of unemployment and they need complex activities for strengthening their position in the labour market in a near future – they need knowledge in management and business, competitive professional level, social and intercultural competences, new contacts and information sources. From the other hand VET institutions need support in methodology for non-formal education, need new management programme, which could be used as facultative, need information source for informing young musicians in fast and effective way.
The project objectives and activities are the following:
– strengthening young musicians’ capacity in a labour market in a long term;
– developing innovative learning programme in music management and new methodological material in non-formal learning;
– organizing various training events for VET learners (young musicians) and staff (teachers, trainers, experts in a music field);
– developing new Internet portal for young musicians’ access for labour market and entrepreneurial activities;
– providing international communication skills to music VET learners for better integration into multicultural musical environment.
Tartu Workshops have finished! Congratulations to all participants!
From July 10th till July 14th 2020, an international training event for music schools learners took place in Tartu, Estonia in the frame of Erasmus+ OpenYourMusic project (No 2019-1-LV01-KA202-060449). Students from 14 till 24 years old from Latvia, Estonia and Sweden took part in percussion workshops, workshops in music management and psychological workshop. The aim of all the workshops is to improve young musicians’ professional level in music, to give them skills in musical management and ways of career development, as well as practical knowledge how young musicians can overcome stress and uncertainty in today’s unstable world and economics. Participation in such activities gives them extra social and intercultural competences, all participants received certificates. On the basis of the training and some further project activities, methodological materials will be created in the project (innovative learning programme in music management and new methodological material in non-formal learning). The partnership is planning also other international events in upcoming months.