InSEA Institutional  Members and Affiliated Organizations in Europe


Acesss Art 


Suomen InSEA- Education Through Art Association in Finland   


 Museopedagoginen yhdistys Pedaali ry

(The Finnish Association for Museum Education Pedaali)

BÖKWE   , Austria

BDK e. V. Fachverband für Kunstpädagogik, Germany


EstSEA-Estonian Society for Education through Art,, Estonia

 Arkki, School of Architecture for Children and Youth, Finland

NSEAD- The National Society for Education in Art and Design, UK

Croatian Council of InSEA

LAT-InSEA; Association of  Art Educators’ of Latvia, Latvia

Visuell och Materiell Kultur, Sweden

Konstfack: University College of Arts, Craft and Design, , Sweden

UMEA University, Sweden

Moderna Museet , Sweden

University of Oulu. Finland

University of applied arts in Vienna. Austria

ArtEZ Professorship of Education in Arts and Culture. The Netherlands

Vitamine C, Belgium 
Cyprus Society for Education through Art

 C3 ,  collective of  researchers, art teachers and artists working in activist art education,  Spain/Plortugal

Red de artistas- docentes. Educación artística, plástica y visual, en clave 3.0, Spain/Latin America

 Hungarian Art Teachers Association
 Czech section INSEA

APECV: Visual Arts Teachers Association Portugal 

AAEAM: Visual arts Education Association of Madeira  Portugal

Society of Icelandic Art Teachers

Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education, University of Malta
Pol-InSEA,Children'ts Art Centre in Poznan

Görsel Sanatlar Eğitimi Derneği (Turkish Visual Arts Education Association) Turkey




 Advocacy Papers

Letter from InSEA to the European Parliament    17-11-2015

Letter supporting visual arts in Croatian schools . InSEA, August, 2014.

Letter from InSEA to the English  Education Secretary , November 2014

Conclusions of the 1st RIAEA Congress , 2008 ( In Portuguese) ; (In  Spanish )




Projects( EU) 

The European Network for Visual Literacy (ENVi,L)-  Common European Framework of Reference for Visual Literacy (CEFR_VL)

The European Network for Visual Literacy (ENViL) presented its research results, the prototype of a Common European Framework of Reference for Visual Literacy (CEFR_VL), at the InSEA Conference in Vienna in September 2016. This document is an instrument to describe and reflect art education practice in specific countries or situations. It was elaborated in a joint development process by more than 60 teachers, experts responsible for curricula, teacher trainers and researchers from 18 European countries. As a reference document, funded by the European Union, it is based on surveys, empirical research, conceptual discussions within the network and at InSEA conferences in Budapest, Canterbury or Melbourne. “It is the first time in InSEA’s history that such a widespread international approach exists”, stressed Carl-Peter Buschkühle, chairman of InSEA’s European board, in Vienna. The Common European Framework of Reference for Visual Literacy (CEFR_VL) delivers a structural competence model of what can be learnt in art education, as well as a model to define levels of competences with respective scales, and manifold examples how the model can be used in different contexts (e.g. to develop assignments, lesson plans, curricula, teaching materials or tools for evaluation). A trilingual glossary (English, French and German) is included.Since its publication in September 2016 ENViL, has started applying the CEFR_VL to different cases, covering a broad range of examples, such as implementing it into a museum for visual art in Belgium, evaluating an art-curriculum in Germany, developing new models of teacher training in Cyprus, creating a new culture of assignments in Hungary and Switzerland, writing an art textbook in Germany, validating the levels in The Netherlands, Hungary and Austria.ENViL is open for new members and invites everybody to subscribe to its newsletter.


CREARTE (2015-2017)

CREARTE, Creative school Partnerships with Visual Artists,  is a project for experimenting pedagogies based on contemporary art practices in primary schools. The project  has been co-funded with support from the European Commission ( 2015-1-PT01-KA201-012989),  started in 01/09/2015 and will finish by  31/08/2017. Crearte   integrates the following partners:Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Porto, Portugal; Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Cyprus; Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus; University of Jaen, Spain; Stichting the European Regional Council of INSEA ( International Society for Education Through Art ) – international NGO; Goldsmiths’ College, UK and BUFF Film Festival, Sweden.






Te aim  of project is to  enhance the quality of RU higher education in creative design by harmonizing the RU Master Programs in Digital Arts (DA) with the EU Master Programs and by strengthening links with business and provide students of 9 Russian Universities with the opportunity to study the Double Degree EU-RU Master Program in Digital Arts both in the Russian and EU Universities. The project is in line with the principles of the Bologna process which aims at creating an European Area for Higher Education through a common new degree system, a European dimension to quality assurance and the recognition of degrees and study periods abroad. Project wider objective is to improve Russian education in Digital Arts and provide mutual degree recognition through development and introduction the Double Degree Master Program. Project specific objective is to develop business oriented MS course in Digital Arts, to harmonize RU Master Programs in direction "Digital Arts" with the EU Master Programs in Digital/Multimedia Arts .The main target group that benefit from the project is students of RU Universities participated in the project who studies in the field “Digital Arts". The second group of the project beneficiaries consists of RU University academic staff involved into the project, and enterprises and companies in demand of DA graduates.In the project INSEA plays a role of non-academic EU partner connecting EU & RU universities with business as well as increase the effectiveness of dissemination of the project’ results in RU & EU via INSEA resources ( see here the Report of the InSEA delegate in the Saransk meeting ,  November 2014)


Images and identity ( 142345 LLP-1-2008-1-UK- COMENIUS-CMP)

The project linked the disciplines of Art and Citizenship education, using digital technology as a means of expression and communication across Europe. It explored ways in which discussion and production of visual images pertaining to identity can contribute to Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC). The link between art and citizenship education has not previously been investigated in the European context and this is a new area of curriculum development and research. The project trained teachers and teaching assistants in digital imaging processes, platforms and techniques as a medium of cross national communication. Throughout the project, the photo-sharing website Flickr and the virtual learning platform StudyZone (which has now changed to Moodle) were systematically employed to document the action in each country and facilitate sharing of information, visual resources and evaluation.