More than 400 registered participants from 49 different countries around the world had the opportunity to listen to the invited speakers: the choreographer and researcher Mariela Nestora, the dance dramaturge, choreographer, musician and researcher tyroneisaacstuart, the Head of Creative Europe Barbara Gessler, the BIPoC Colombian choreographer, dancer and decolonial curator Martha Hincapié Charry, the choreographer Constanza Macras, the artist Robbie Synge, the choreographer, dancer and director Sasha Waltz, the dance dramaturg and choreographer Monica Gillette, the independent researcher and curator Katarzyna Słoboda, researcher and cultural policy advisor Jordi Baltá Portolés (Trànsit Projectes), the director of Tanec Praha / PONEC - dance venue Yvona Kreuzmannová, representatives of invited networks and platforms Anna Arthur (Administrative Director, Aerowaves), Ása Richardsdóttir (Secretary General, IETM), Eduardo Bonito (Project Manager, Big Pulse Dance Alliance), Marie Le Sourd (Secretary General, On the Move), as well as EDN co-presidents Kerstin Evert (Artistic Director, K3 Tanzplan Hamburg) and Laurent Meheust (Director, Le Gymnase CDCN) and EDN board members Catja Loepfe (Artistic Director, Tanzhaus Zuerich) and Chiara Organtini (Project Manager, Lavanderia a Vapore).

The conference also served as an opportunity to present the commissioned research and the publication "Environmental Sustainability in Contemporary Dance: Emerging Issues, Practices and Recommendations." This report examines the relationship between environmental sustainability and contemporary dance, with a particular focus on the role of dance production centres. The publication provides the context, references and examples of where and how dance intersects with environmental sustainability, and which set of actions can lead to effective action. More information about the publication can be found here

Both the conference and the publication are part of the EDN Campaign 2022 “Ecological Perspectives on Contemporary Dance: How Can We Move?”, which presents concrete actions and ideas to engage the contemporary dance sector in Europe, its advocates, funders and stakeholders, in a shared movement towards a sustainable future. The European Dancehouse Network, with endorsement of its 48 members from 28 countries, has published the advocacy paper available for the international dance field to use in their local, regional and national advocacy work. More information about the campaign and the final document can be found here

Culture Moves Europe

individual mobility grants

The second mobility call for artists and cultural professionals is open.


SHIFTing towards eco practices

15 European cultural networks to co-develop a bespoke eco-certification for cultural networks, taking into account their specific needs and working methods.


EDNext Focus on Equity

Dr Alexandra Baybutt commissioned to report on EDNext 2023 activities.

Mapping equitable practices in the European contemporary dance sector.


Report on Artistic Freedom in Europe

by the Council of Europe

Free to Create: Artistic Freedom in Europe examines the challenges European artists and cultural workers face in the practice of their right to freedom of artistic expression.


Europe Beyond Access

What is the current cultural landscape for European artists, arts professionals and audiences with disabilities in 2023? What recent advances have been made on a national and European basis?


Perform Europe is back!

A three-year project supported by the European Union

Discover the latest news about the second edition of the performing arts funding scheme


Equity in Dance

ateliers recap

A series of EDN workshops exploring practices of equity in contemporary dance - reports and podcasts are now published.


Dance Counts

living & working conditions in dance

Dance Ireland with Theatre and Dance NI have launched the Dance Counts Report, a major undertaking of research over the last three years into living and working conditions in the dance sector on the island of Ireland.


Creative Europe Budget Cuts

Call on Member States

EDN joins the Culture Action Europe call on EU member states to reconsider the proposed cuts by 40 million EUR to the Creative Europe budget 2024


What Makes You Disabled?

Video Podcasts

Three video podcasts documenting a 4-day exchange of artistic practices, led by disabled artists collective Al.Di.Qua & hosted by EDN member Lavanderia a Vapore.


EDNext 2022 - 2024

European Network of Dance Development Organisations

EDN continues to receive the support of EU network funding for representing dance development organisations in Europe


EDN Sustainability Campaign

Endorsed by EDN member organisations across Europe

EDN campaign presents concrete actions and ideas to engage the contemporary dance sector in Europe, its advocates, funders and stakeholders, in a shared movement towards a sustainable future.