5 artistic companies from France, Portugal, Germany and Italy with 3 groups from each country (NGOs, collectives, student groups) are involved
in this partnership supported by Erasmus+.

Ex-Quorum – Associação de Divulgação de Eventos Culturais

Portugal, Évora

Founded in Evora, Portugal, in 2000, ExQuorum is an artistic structure that approaches social intervention through the lens of artistic creation, primarily associated with memory and geopolitics, in close relation with Alentejo ́s regional heritage and reality. ExQuorum intends to establish artistic interventions, at local and international levels, to encourage active young citizenship. Working with students, amateur actors, young people with fewer opportunities, and other local institutional groups, they conduct intergenerational research; young people are invited to collect the memories of older generations within the same community, not only breaching the generational gap but also conserving local historical narratives vital to the maintenance of regional, national, and trans-European identities.

Teatro Rigodon

Italy, Rieti

Teatro Rigodon is a theatre company based in Rieti (80km from Rome, Italy). Since 2008, it has developed a variety of cultural and artistic projects, such as establishing cultural centres, festivals, community plays – all in order to question social and political concerns through art. From its base in the small village of Rocca Sinibalda, the company designs and manages international projects combining community theatre, intercultural dialogue and international mobility, with the aim of encouraging participation among citizens in their community through artistic expression. 

The company is located in Rocca Sinibalda Castle (Rocca Sinibalda- Rieti), an international centre for psychology, narrative medicine, international youth meetings and theatre.


Compagnie Dies Irae

France, BordeauX

“The theatre is the bleacher, the place from where we see, from where we see the stage. ” 

The company’s artistic project 

Created in 1994, the company Dies Irae directed by Matthieu Boisset, actor, author and director, has the main objective that all his creations use all possible scenic arts. Why a subtitle on the bleacher? Because it’s about inviting the public to see, hear, watch, listen; live on stage with everything that makes it up: neither theatre nor concert. The genre is abolished. We claim it. We must rediscover the poetry of the spectacular. The work of DIES IRAE first consisted of approaching the tragic genre and its resonance today on the basis of contemporary writing freely adapted from already existing texts and music.

Museum  – Association pour l’Histoire Vivante (living History)

France, Montreuil – Paris

The Living History Museum was created in 1939 by elected officials from Montreuil. Closed during the Second World War — the collections were then hidden in a Seine and Marne farm — it reopened in 1946. Completely renovated in the 1980s, it was labelled Musée de France in 2002 by the Direction des Musées de France and is a member of the Work lab network since 2019. 

Its purpose is to study working and social history from the French revolution to date. Its cultural and scientific activities are today recognized within the museographic fabric, the scientific community and by academia and schools. Its collections range from the French Revolution to the 20th century. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, posters, archives essentially cover the history of social movements, socialism, communism, libertarian trends, mutualism and unionism. 

It is the only museum in France to apply its exhibition policy around the history of the workers’ movement at the crossroads of the history of work and the organisations which workers have created to defend their achievements and change the world.



Comune di Rocca Sinibalda

Italy, Rocca Sinibalda

This municipality of less than 1,000 inhabitants is very active in the field of culture and arts, as well as in social welfare. One of the main objectives of this municipality, within the framework of social policy, is humanitarian intervention in the recovery of human dignity. 

It has supported many European youth exchanges since 2016 and the Mayor is personally involved in the international opening of his village. In the centre of the village is the famous Rocca Sinibalda castle, which dates back to the 11th century. The town’s castle (11th century) is famous for hosting international art experiments from the 1950s to the 1970s. In 2014, the municipality opened the Turano FabLab, a collaborative workspace (3D printers and other new digital technology machines). The municipality supports projects in the field of artistic and social policies.

COFAC Cooperativa De Formacao e Animacao Cultural Crl

Portugal, Lisboa

COFAC is a non-profit cooperative, responsible for the management of Lusófona University, recognised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education in 1998, and is the largest private university in Portugal, integrating 10 HEI in Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique and GuineaBissau. 

It has a student body of more than 10.000 students and 1500 teachers and it is structured around 9 (nine) Schools that constitute the main institutional unit and offer 44 undergraduate Degrees, 45 Master Degrees, 11 PhD’s programs and 42 Post-graduation courses. Besides this, the university offers a large number of vocational and continuous training courses accordingly with the life-learning development paradigm. In the field of teaching, and specifically, concerning the degree in Visual Arts, regular work has been carried out on a semiannual basis since 2013. Several public art projects have been developed with students, occasionally involving specific communities and social groups in a participative approach.


CY Cergy Paris Université

France, Cergy Pontoise

Based in Cergy, at 45 minutes away by train from Paris centre, CY Cergy Paris Université is since the 28th of October 2019 the union of three entities: the University of Cergy-Pontoise, the EISTI engineering school, the Université Paris Seine. 

CY University also includes two composing entities, the School for Sport Careers (ILEPS), specialised in sport, and the School of Social Practises (EPSS), specialised in social practice services. It is a multidisciplinary higher education institution with 6 campuses, an engineering school and an institute for teacher training gathering 24.000 students and over 1700 members of staff. 

CY is a public institution with a scientific, cultural and professional vocation, student-oriented, anchored on its territory. As a citizen-driven university, CY University shares knowledge, inspires creativity and promotes innovation & entrepreneurship. Its areas of activity are teaching and research and it covers all areas of study and research less medicine. Its 24 000 students are learning on its international campus and in four graduate schools.


The CCC (Communauté des chercheurs sur la Communauté, Community of researchers on Community) is an international network of scholars, working on the questions of Common and Community. Founded in Athens in 2015, it gathers an increasing number of members of the academia, mostly from European countries but also North and South America and Asia, from various disciplines from the social sciences to the literary and artistic disciplines.

The CCC is hosted by CY University and the AGORA research centre, who dedicates one of its 5 major axes to the study of community/communities. It is a partner to BRACK (Birkbeck research centre on aesthetics of kinship and community) and Crisis and Communitas (Zurich University) with which it collaborates on the submission of European projects (COST actions).