Transeuropa is the result of a participative process taking place throughout Europe, involving hundreds of activists, politicians, philosophers and artists mobilised in order to achieve a truly translocal festival.
TRANSEUROPA is a transnational artistic, cultural and political festival organised by European Alternatives since 2007. In the past decade, TRANSEUROPA has attracted thousands of attendees and active participants through a decentralised event structure in over a dozen European cities and a high profile moment in one city. For the 2022 edition, the main city for TRANSEUROPA is Porto and is organised in cooperation with the Porto University, Arvore, Forum demos, and Common Home of Humanity.
The new edition of Transeuropa takes place in Porto and presents a rich schedule of events prepared in cooperation with local partners in the city. The programme will consist of events, exhibitions, open assemblies, meetings and music and will involve a large number of historical spaces of the city.
In an era marked by climate catastrophe, inequality and discrimination towards minority groups, Transeuropa Festival open spaces to recognise the agency of citiziens to take action and redefine the space we occupy in the world. Curated collectively and taking into account a plurality of voices, our programme actively participates in deconstructing spaces of oppression and works in building spaces of freedom and imagination to construct viable and long-term alternatives.
Porto becomes the ideal location to take forward these concepts and rethink a new physical and conceptual space in which the relations between Europe, Africa and Latin America take a different shape. By inviting artists, activists, workers and citizens to Porto we co-create a programme that relates to the city and its communities; we create a collective space to imagine new narratives and enact political agency.
Decolonize, Decarbonise, Democratize; our curatorial theme focuses on the combination of scientific and technical knowledge but also holistic and artistic practices that facilitate the creation of collaborative alliances across our interconnected world. Let’s imagine and create together, let’s Decolonize, Decarbonise and Democratize our lives.
“I felt like an orphan going around the world speaking about how art can influence politics and other forms of collaboration and suddenly finding European Alternatives and Transeuropa was like discovering a twin I hadn’t met before”
“For me Transeuropa was a wonderful way of connecting with people I would never otherwise have met, and feeling part of a wider European culture”
“The Transeuropa symbolises and expresses all that is radically creative about European Alternatives and the networks they have been able to cultivate through European citizens from Sofia and Cluj to Belgrade and Bologna. If you want to experience the future of Europe now, look no further than Transeuropa Festival.”
“People often are amazed how diverse and colourful is their city, region, or country. It is Transeuropa Festival which helps them discover it. Transeuropa invites us to discuss fundamental issues and encourages us to be active citizens of our communities. I am proud to work with European Alternatives building better Europe!”