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European Theatre Convention Launches Young Europe 2 Project

The European Theatre Convention (ETC), with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Commission, develops for the second year the European artistic education project named 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, Young Europe 2 will take place until autumn 2013, offering young theatre professionals and adolescents across Europe to work and create across multilingual borders. ETC member theatres in seven countries (Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Norway) are commissioning four new plays written with the support of young people, and will produce seven new performances that will be translated into eight languages, to be staged and circulated in European schools and theatres.

A conference and a festival with a Young Europe Talent Campus will be part of the project, offering a joint platform for all project participants to exchange and build long-lasting relations on a European level. The conference will take place at the Miskolc National Theatre in Hungary from 2224 May 2012, opening a space for debates between experts of artistic education and theatre partners who will have the opportunity to share their experiences.

Both the second Young Europe festival and the Young Europe Talent Campus will take place in May 2013 in partnership with the Theater an der Parkaue, Germany's only state theatre for children and young people based in Berlin. During one week, all seven performances will be staged. Theatre professionals, educators, stakeholders and interested theatre goers will meet, and share during debates and workshops best practice examples together with the project teams and the participating young people from the different countries.

For further information, please visit www.etc-cte.org/base.php?code=640