The project Escena Erasmus (Headquarters in Valencia) wins a European award for the promotion of cultural heritage

The project Escena Erasmus (Headquarters in Valencia) wins a European award for the promotion of cultural heritage

  • The Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe (PEARLE) rewards the company Crit for the direction of the project. 
  • Escena Erasmus begins the negotiations in the European Parliament to consolidate the network of associated universities. 

The co-directors of the European Theatre Project Escena Erasmus, CRIT Companyia de Teatre, won this past Thursday night the Honourable Mention of the “Spotlight on Heritage in Culture and the Arts”, given by the Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe ‘PEARLE Live Performance Europe’. The prize was awarded at the Bozar, Centre of Fine Arts of Brussels (Belgium).

CRIT thus becomes the first theatre company in receiving this award in all Europe. The ‘Spotlight on Heritage in Culture and the Arts’ is an exclusive prize on the Occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

The jury valued the theatre project Escena Erasmus for its production of quality spectacles with Erasmus students and refugees, which reflect about our current Europe and the possibilities of creating a European citizenship based on people and culture.

The project Escena Erasmus, promoted by the Vice Rectorates of Culture and International Relationships and the General Foundation of the University of Valencia (FGUV), together with the sponsorship of the Culture Area from the Valencian provincial government and the IVAJ (Valencian Institute of Youth), will reach next year its 10th anniversary.

Presence in the European Parliament 

The Escena Erasmus’ management team (Anna Marí, Daniel Tormo and Josep Valero, along with Cristóbal Suria, the manager of the FGUV), has benefitted of their presence in Brussels this week to consolidate and amplify the network of universities affiliated to the project.

The MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero has led the parliamentarian initiative of support to this European project. The MEPs Eider Gardiazábal, Santiago Fisas and Esteban González-Pons’ team have shown their willingness to support future actions of the project at European level.

Moreover, the directors of Escena Erasmus have received the explicit backing from the Spanish Government through the Cultural Advisor of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium, Sergi Farré and the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union. These last contacts have been possible thanks to the involvement of the European office of the Valencian Community ‘Fundació Comunitat Valenciana- Regió Europea’.