European-Off Network will have its Third Big Gathering in Istanbul in year 2010, following Italy (2007) and Austria (2004).
The meeting, bringing together more than 300 artists and cultural institutions from around 30 countries of Europe, is organized in 2010 European Capital of Culture, Istanbul under the partnership of 7 European countries including Turkey.
This third big gathering of European art and cultural institutions, which will be held during 5-15 May 2010, hosts International Conference on “Communication across Cultures: Cultural Empathy” and “Integral Move International Performing Arts and Dance Festival.
In scope of the event, hundreds of artists, cultural institutions and operators will visit Istanbul to participate in the conference and festival program. Projects prepared with the participation of partner countries will be presented through joint works, presentations and workshops. The Festival, with the theme of "Empathy", brings European art scene to Istanbul, to meet a big audience with their powerful and remarkable performances.