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Play Europe

This project was established in response to the rise of nationalism and xenophobia, which undermine European values. Learn more on how it achieved its goals.

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Play Europe was an Erasmus+ project which aimed to showcase and celebrate different cultural backgrounds across Europe and promote values of solidarity and respect through cultural education and engagement in the performing arts. This project was established in response to the rise of nationalism and xenophobia, which undermine European values. The vision of this project was that people would develop mutual respect and appreciate other cultures through coming together and exchanging cultural knowledge in an expressive way. Play Europe supported cultural exchanges for university students across 5 EU partner countries.

Play Europe involved transnational project meetings and activities that gathered 140 active participants. Partners worked collaboratively to organise two festivals to showcase participants’ theatre and work performances and hold workshops on sustainability issues. This allowed participants to engage in cultural exchanges through theatre. Due to popular demand, the project widened its scope to include sustainability issues as a key topic, in response to topical debates around climate change and people’s responsibility toward the planet.

Play Europe received positive feedback from its participants and the project stimulated cultural exchanges and fostered creativity across all 5 partner countries (France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, and Poland). Participants created a book reflecting about the importance of Europe, theatre as well as reflections about their experiences whilst on the project. Play Europe was coordinated by a non-profit making cultural organisation in Luxembourg and supported by other cultural and educational institutions in Poland, Germany, France and Spain.