“Homo Europaeus” A cultural construct

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Starting with the assumption that culture is fundamental for the building of a healthy and tolerant society and for the creation of symbols, rituals and traditions, which develop a common emotional connection between the European countries. This study wants to open a path of reflection on the impact that this cultural programme had in the financing of theatre projects in the European Union. Theatre involves the collective work of different artistic influences and has the possibility of introducing a variety of different kinds of artistic participation, such as music and dance, and developing different ways of communication that help the transmission of the concept, history and message in different languages. Theatre also provides the possibility of creating new rituals and traditions that may or may not redefine a society.

Keywords:EU, culture, Cultural Programme 2007–2013, Theatre

Rebeca Gradíssimo | Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal