Hosted by the National Theatre of Miskolc, Hungary
May 22-24 2012

The artistic education conference of “Young Europe 2” suspends the creative process during two days in order to prepare the grounds for new European standards in artistic education and to formulate a first series of recommendations which will be revised during the final milestone, the 2nd Young Europe festival taking place from May 13 - 17 2013 at the Theater an der Parkaue (Berlin). The ETC will share the results with partner organizations of the structured dialogue platform of the European Commission and the civil society “Access to Culture” and will present them to stakeholders.


Patrice Baldwin (UK)

Patrice Baldwin is president of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) and Chair of National Drama, the leading UK professional association for drama and theatre educators. She has also been a successful Headteacher and arts adviser and inspector previously. She has also worked for BBC Education as a scriptwriter and drama consultant. Patrice is a prolific educational author in relation to drama, theatre, creativity and imagined experience as a way of learning. She now works freelance in schools, theatres, universities and museums as well as for local authorities and Arts Council England.

Adam Cziboly (HU)

Adam Cziboly is a psychologist, cultural manager and drama educator. He led the project “DICE” (Drama Improves Lisbon Key Competences in Education – with the participation of 12 partner organisations, the first in-depth research measuring the impact of educational theatre and drama on Lisbon key competencies. He has been the strategic leader of Káva Drama / Theatre in Education Association, has worked in the field of advocacy for drama education both in Hungary and at EU level, has organised master classes of drama education, facilitated national and international drama projects and trainings for organisations as well. Author / editor of almost 100 publications in the field, incl. the book “The DICE has been cast” that has been translated to 15 languages so far. 

Steven Clark (FR)

Steven Clark lives and teaches English and Theatre Studies in a Normandy high school. He also trains language teachers in using drama. His main area of expertise for 25 years has been to develop school exchanges based on drama projects, also setting up courses and workshops for drama teachers and theatre artists. He has also been asked to organize intercultural exchanges both inside Europe and with other regions of the world, combining good practices in drama teaching and linguistic diversity. He was recently teaching at the University of Rouen, inside the teachers initial training department. He is a member of several scientific committees, all devoted to research in the didactics of foreign languages through Theatre Arts.

Sophia Stepf (DE)

Since 1992 Sophia writes and stages contemporary plays on the friction between globalisation, cultural identities, and localities with the company Flinntheater. She has devised perfomances with comissioned texts by Indian writers and has won several prices for her 2009 play India Simulator. Since 2003, Sophia has been developing and curating theatre projects for the Goethe-Institut MMB in India and a number of international festivals (Theater der Welt 2005, Vienna Festwochen 2007, Linz 09). In 2007 Sophia founded Culture for Competence with Anja Schütze and regularly conducts seminars and workshops on theatre, performance and transcultural competence.

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