ROOTS & ROUTES is an international network for the promotion of cultural and social diversity in contemporary performing arts and media. The association has been actively involved in various community projects, promoting diversity, cultural awareness, fighting discrimination and racism via artistic, cultural and non-formal educational methods and events: training courses, mobility programmes, master classes and stage performances for young artists and media makers in 12+ European countries.
ROOTS & ROUTES was developed as a concept to involve young talents from multicultural neighbourhoods in the EU Cultural Capital activities.
Following the success in Rotterdam, further projects were organised in major Dutch cities. The common principle: To connect diverse cultural backgrounds – “ROOTS” – of young artists and their creative expressions to learning processes and joint productions, resulting in the development of new “ROUTES” for the individual participants and for an increasingly diverse European society.