"We want life in the theatre, and theatre in life." Bearing in mind this quote from Jules Renard, I am particularly proud of the support provided by the European Commission to the project Villes en scène/Cities on stage.
The next 5 years will see a new body of work, dealing with vital issues related to “living together” in major cities of the European Union, created and performed. For a theatrical scene of all flavours, rich in diversity, I fervently hope that this partnership strengthens the link between artistic creativity and citizenship by developing alternative models of creativity.
José Manuel Durão Barroso
President of the European Commission