Designing the New Decade

Climate change and environmental deterioration are existential threats to our future – this isn’t new. Nevertheless, almost all sectors, including the arts, are lagging behind on effectively implementing the sustainable development goals (SDG’s) as formulated by the UN years ago. What can theatres do to reduce their carbon footprints? Why and how do we need to act and change our ways of producing, working and travelling?

ETC International Theatre Conferences are open to members and invited guests. The session on Green Theatre on Wednesday morning will be live-streamed thanks to our partnership with Howlround Theatre Commons.


All times indicated are in Central European Time (GMT+1). Last update: 21 October 2020.


Main image: Joanna Osyda in Urban Weeds dir. by N. Sołtanowicz, JK Opole Theatre/Poland © HaWa


Tuesday 24 November 2020

09:30 – 12:00 CET

Technical Support
An opportunity to test the Zoom software with the ETC team. Book a time slot through the registration form.


15:00 – 16:00 CET

ETC Buddy Programme – Welcome for New Members
for new members and designated ‘Buddies’ only


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Wednesday 25 November 2020

10:00 – 12:00 CET

Green Theatre

This session will also be live-streamed for non-members.

Moderation: Annette Gerlach (ARTE) 


Thursday 26 November 2020

10:00 – 10:15 CET

Presentation ETC Artists in Residency 19/20


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10:15 – 11:00 CET

Online Speed Meeting



11:00 – 12:15 CET

European Theatre Platform (Brainstorming session)


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12:15 – 14:00 CET

Joint Lunch and Open Foyer


14:00 – 15:00 CET

ETC Alumni Meeting

for invited ETC Members and Alumni only


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14:00 – 15:30 CET

Open Networking Foyer


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Friday 27 November 2020

10:00 – 10:30 CET

ETC General Assembly

for members and invited guests only


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10:30 – 11:00 CET

Call for Artistic Collaborations Between ETC Members


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11:00 – 11:15 CET

Comfort Break


11:15 – 12:25 CET

ETC Coffee Break #6: Designing the Next Decade of International Collaboration at ETC

for members and invited guests only


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12:25 - 12:30 CET

Closing words



12:30 - 13:00 CET

Informal Networking in the 'Surprise Space'


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