International Projects
& Cooperations

Hangvető is the leader of more than one large-scope international projects. We are the first Hungarian company to ever lead a Creative Europe platform project with UPBEAT, the European Showcase Platform for World Music. MOST, the Bridge for Balkan Music, also lead by Hangvető, is a Creative Europe-funded cooperation. Alongside these huge projects we have dreamt up and currently coordinate numerous projects with a focus on world and folk music – let’s get into it!

MOST – the Bridge for Balkan Music

Creative Europe Programme – Large-scale Cooperation Project, 2019–2023

As a complex strategy to develop the Balkan world music scene, the mission of MOST is to boost the music market of the Balkans. We do this by connecting and supporting actors of the world music scene; artists, managers, festivals and institutions. MOST builds a bridge connecting the Balkans and the global music market, a bridge made up of personal connections, experience and exchange.

The project is led by Hangvető, and run by a consortium of dedicated partners: Password Production, the European Music Council, Songlines Magazine, Timisoara 2023 European Capital of Culture, Pro Progressione, Piranha Arts, the EXIT Foundation, BOZAR, REK Remont Kapital Center, and the Bulgarian Music Association.

UPBEAT – the European Showcase Platform for World Music

Creative Europe Programme – Platform Project, 2022–

UPBEAT, launched in 2022, is the first ever European showcase platform for world music – the first platform project coordinated by the Hungarian organization, Hangvető. The 14 current members of the UPBEAT platform can draw support for booking up-and-coming bands and international artists, or even creating new collaborations. With UPBEAT’s help, members can meet their sustainability goals, organize professional events, conferences, and more. Our mission is to foster a forward-thinking and thriving world music industry in Europe. The focus is on new talents, music in the original language, a sustainable and green music industry, and more local and regional connections between European professionals.

We achieve these goals with our members – some of the most prominent showcase festivals of the continent – such as Tallinn Music Week, WOMEX, Czech Music Crossroads, and many more, representing a total of 14 countries. UPBEAT members also pledged to create a database of emerging world music acts – so the world music industry can directly benefit from UPBEAT.

CEU Summer University – Music as Heritage courses

International Visegrad Fund, repeating every summer since 2018

The course provides insight into the methodology and approaches of modern musicology as an integral part of heritage studies. It uses music as a tool for analyzing and describing social changes, the interaction of state policies, culture, cultural heritage, and audience. The course builds on a highly interdisciplinary academic approach to modern musicology, including lecturers and trainers from the Central European University, SOAS University of London, University of California, Berkeley and many more prestigious institutions from Europe.

Past Projects

Future Songwriting

Creative Europe Programme – Large-scale Cooperation Project, 2018–2020

Future Songwriting is a European cooperation project developing future tools and methodology for music education in schools with a focus on creativity and technology. The two-year project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Creative Europe programme.

World Pitch

Music Moves Europe – Creative Europe Programme, 2019–2020 

WORLD PITCH is a one-year training programme for young world music professionals under Music Moves Europe in 2019-2020. What we offer is a unique one semester long training course for 10 young professionals already active in the field of world music.

Folk_ME – Folkmusic education for the future generations

Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships, 2019–2021

Folk_ME – Folk music education for the future generations. The main goal of the project is to channel the European cultural heritage into the Hungarian and international public education with the help of innovative digital technologies.