International Social Community Theatre Conference


25. April 2018


09:00 - 17:30


European Committee of the Regions
Rue Belliard 101, 1000 Brussels

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European Roots and Shoots - Art Moves Cities

The international conference European Roots and Shoots - Art Moves Cities is the first out of 10 international conferences in the frame of the European Social Community Theatre ProjectCaravan Next. Feed the Future. Art Moving Cities - a collaborative theatre project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme. From September 2015 till February 2019 the Caravan Next network of European theatre organisations and cultural institutions creates Social Community Theatre events in 16 different European countries. The 10 conferences aim on spreading inspiration, tools and knowledge about social community theatre based on the experiences of the 30 Caravan Next events.

European Roots and Shoots - Art Moves Cities is organised by the Caravan Next lead partner Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium - Odin Teatret and hosted by the European Committee of the Regions in the heart of Brussels. With this conferencewe invite professionals working with European cultural projects to board the Caravan Next project from various angles: from the top of the large collaborative framework to the base of the working fields.

On the list of guest speakers we have - among others - Barbara Gessler and Pedro Velázquez from Creative Europe and Natalie Giorgadze from Culture Action Europe. Together, we present different perspectives on how European cultural projects move cities and citizens - in the past, present and future. 


Further information:

Contact: Luciana Bazzo -

The conference is free of charge, but registration is required: Register online here

Programme »

All 10 Caravan Next conferences in 2018:

APRIL: Conference in Brussels, Belgium, by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium - Odin Teatret. MAY: Conference in Seville, Spain, by Atalaya/TNT. JUNE: Conference in Szczecin, Poland, by Teatr Brama. SEPTEMBER: Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands, By ZID Theatre. OCTOBER: Conference in Turin, Italy, by UNITO/SCT Center, Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium - Odin Teatret, Conference in Sidney, Australia, by Teatr Brama, Conference in Yerevan, Armenia, by Atalaya/TNT. NOVEMBER: Conference in Morocco, by ZID Theater, Conference taking place in both New York and Bethlehem, USA, by UNITO/SCT Center.

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