Young Europe 1
The ETC members come together because of a shared interest for contemporary drama, international relations and with the ambition to reinforce the role of the theatre in Europe today. We believe that audiences are essential for the theatre, and young audiences are essential to the theatre of the future. Many of the ETC members are working actively every day with audience development and education programmes for theatres.
Eleven ETC theatre partners have developed the artistic projet "Young Europe - Young Creation and Education in the Theatre" to take place from 2008 to 2010, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
The aim of "Young Europe" is to improve collaborations between theatre and education and to stimulate encounters between young theatre professionnals and young audiences. The project consists of eight European co-creations, two workshops with theatre students, and two international conferences. The participants are confronted with questions regarding identity and belonging, immigration and rejection, violence, family and relationships, and will explore new theatrical languages. Young theatre professionals will be given the opportunity to create sustainable international relations and to work closely with young audiences.
With Europe changing every day the different approaches to story, theatrical symbols and language will change as well. As Europe becomes more and more open to young professionals and theatre students, they need to experiment new tools and appropriate methods to create together and reflect their perspectives of today's reality.
The project Young Europe is developed with the financial support of the Culture Programme of the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the author and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.