“Young Europe 2” is an artistic education project developed under the umbrella of the European Theatre Convention with the patronage of Mrs. Doris Pack, Member of the European Parliament and President of Committee on Education and Culture of the European Parliament.
“Young Europe 2” will increase access to culture through education and access to education through culture and linguistic diversity, enriching the lives of young creators in theatre and thousands of young people in Europe
“It was better than a movie and better than any school lesson” (16 year old student, participant of Young Europe 1)
For the 2nd time, the ETC develops with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Commission the 2 year European artistic education project: “Young Europe 2: Multilingual Creation and Education in Theatre” with the aim to establish a European multilingual drama repertoire for young people, focusing on artistic education through theatre and multilingualism in theatre. Based on the successful first project edition, which was attended from 2008 – 2010 by over 20 000 young people in 8 countries, “Young Europe 2” takes place until autumn 2013 offering young theatre professionals and adolescents across Europe to work and create across multilingual borders.
8 ETC member theatres in 7 countries (Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Norway) commission four new plays written with the support of young people and produce seven new performances that are translated into eight languages to be staged and circulated in European schools and theatres. “Young Europe 2“ carries the ambition to further enhance the development of a European drama repertoire for young audiences, to exchange best European working practices in theatre, to provide international working opportunities for young artists and to lay the grounds for sustainable relationships between theatres and schools in complementing the artistic education curricula.