Europe Beyond Access - Final programme of events with logos
Wednesday 24 May 2023 - 10:30 to Friday 26 May 2023 - 13:00

Join the final series of online events from Europe Beyond Access, Europe's largest Arts and Disability programme, including the livestream of a policy-focused symposium and the report launch of Time to Act: Two Years On.

Time to Act: Two Years On - Data-led insights on Performing Arts & Disability in Europe

Online report Launch - Wednesday May 24: 10.30 – 12:30 CEST 

Two years on from the ground-breaking Time to Act report, On the Move has conducted follow-up research that reveals data-led insights into the accessibility, inclusion, international mobility and professional development of disabled artists in the European performing arts sector. In this live online event the researchers will share progress made over the past few years, and policymakers and disabled arts professionals will share their responses to the report.

Speakers include: 

  • Massimiliano Smeriglio: Member of the European Parliament, and Rapporteur to the Parliament’s Culture + Education Committee (IT)
  • Judith Videcoq: Head of Unit, Creative Europe European Commission
  • Sonja Parmentier: Artist, Teacher, Activist (NL)
  • Betina Panagiotara: Dance Researcher & Dramaturg (GR)
  • Stéphane Segreto-Aguilar: Network Coordinator Circostrada (FR)
  • Filip Pawlak: Artist, Producer, Activist (POL)
  • Mickaella Dantas: Artist, Teacher, Consultant (PT)
  • Kaja Tvedten Jorem: Senior Adviser, Infrastructure and Diversity, Arts & Culture Norway (NOR)

Europe Beyond Access Symposium: disability and transforming the cultural ecosystem

Livestreamed from Brussels - Friday May 26th: 10.00-13:00 CEST 

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?

And how can all cultural professionals, arts organisations, national institutions, and cultural policymakers play a part in transforming the cultural ecosystem in the years to come?

 Speakers and contributors include:

  • Mariya Gabriel: European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Georg Häusler: Director Culture, Creativity And Sport, European Commission
  • Kim Simpson: Head of Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion, Creative Scotland (UK)
  • Aristide Rontini: Dancemaker, Choreographer, and co-founder of Al.Di.Qua Association (IT)
  • Donatella Ferrante: Former executive manager for the Italian General Directorate for Live Performing Arts (IT)
  • Maria Vlachou: Director, Acesso Cultura (PT)
  • Demy Papathanasiou: Dancer, Choreographer (GR)   
  • Noa Winter: Artist, Consultant, and Project Manager of Making A Difference Network (DE)
  • Magnus Jörgel: Head of Unit, Skåne Region Cultural Administration (SWE)
  • Nadja Dias: Performing Arts Producer and Consultant (DE)


Language and Access

The events will take place in English: supported by International Sign. Captions available in English, and will be translated via A.I. into selected European languages: French, German, Spanish, Polish, Serbian + others available on request