The EU Commission releases its first study on theatres in Europe

A new study by the European Union investigates theaters’ socioeconomic impact on the continent for the first time. According to the large-scale study, a second European Theatre Forum must be created based on data about tickets, performances, and emerging artists at the national level. A report on ‘The Situation of Theaters in the EU Member States’ was prepared for the European Commission by PPMI and KEA European Affairs. The report aims to improve the Commission’s understanding of the challenges facing the theater sector, with a particular focus on the impact of the pandemic on individuals and institutions. The three main areas are covered in the report are the impact of Covid-19 on the theatre industry, the challenges involved in becoming a theatre professional, and reducing the theatre’s carbon footprint. In addition to the study, it is a core element of the European Commission’s New European Theatre Initiative, an overall policy structure aimed at improving the strategic support for European performing arts, particularly theatre.

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EU Commission Theatre Study
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