Erasmus+ Scene Network project joins the events to celebrate Europe Day
The Universitat de València, through the General Foundation and the European theater project Escena Erasmus, has joined the celebration of the Day of Europe that took place at the Palau de la Generalitat this Wednesday, May 9. In this framework, the manager of the Fundació, Cristóbal Suria and the co-director of the Escena Erasmus headquarters, Josep Valero, presented the European theatrical project Erasmus + Scene Network and three pieces have been represented as a prelude to the Erasmus Scene European Festival, which will host the La Nau Cultural Center from May 21 to 25.
In his speech, Cristóbal Suria recalled that “València is one of the European cities with the highest reception of Erasmus students” and that, at present, “it has become the headquarters of the Erasmus Scene initiatives that exist in Europe”.
The Escena Erasmus project was born almost a decade ago in order to integrate Erasmus students who wanted to improve their linguistic, interpretive and relational skills using the performing arts and, specifically, the theater, as a vehicle and as an enhancer of their innovative attitude and your creativity
Since then, the Universitat de València has been working on the revitalization and extension of the project to other European cities through its universities. “For this reason, from the University we consider an exchange project with other European countries that was materialized in Erasmus + Scene Network, whose main objective is the integration of different groups of citizens, focused on groups of refugees and migrants, through of his participation in an initiative initially conceived for Erasmus students “, explained Suria.
The Erasmus + Scene Network project is funded by the European Union and consists of four partners from three European countries: the General Foundation of the University of Valencia, leader of the initiative, the theater company CRIT and the universities of Marburg (Germany) and Padua (Italy). Through Erasmus + Scene Network, the first European theatrical university network has been created for the exchange of cultural experiences carried out by groups of Erasmus students, together with local students, refugees and immigrants.
“The final staging of the project is the European theater festival Erasmus Scene European Festival, which will be held from May 21 to 25 at La Nau de la Universitat and includes the premiere of the theatrical productions developed by the different groups that have participated, with more than 40 actors and actresses from 25 countries, as well as conferences, dramatization workshops and training meetings, “he recalled.
To close the event, Josep Valero, director of Escena Eramus of the Universitat de València, has directed a ‘performance’ as an advance to the theatrical performances that will premiere throughout the festival.
The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, has chaired the event, which has also accompanied the Minister of Finance and Economic Model, Vicent Soler, and the delegate of the Consell for the European Union, Joan Calabuig.