Mission & Vision

Executive Statement

EDN is a constellation of contemporary dance organisations, engaged in accompanying and facilitating dance sector transformations (esthetics, production models, audiences) in response to the changes and challenges of the wider socio political context while strengthening the role of contemporary dance in shaping more diverse, equitable and sustainable models.


A thriving European dance sector which vitalises communities and pushes boundaries.

A European society where dance and dance artists provide joy and positive challenge to citizens everywhere.


Working with members and the sector for a sustainable, progressive and equitable dance sector through high quality programmes aimed at the development of dance.

Aims and Objectives 
  • Through advocacy and research, mediate and create awareness of the specificity of contemporary dance and to strengthen the onward movement of the dance sector on a European level.
  • Capacity building through creating conditions for exchanges and facilitating knowledge sharing.
  • Connecting and collaborating with organisations, other networks and stakeholders to enhance the relevance for diverse dance, elaborate mediation with audiences and the public and to connect local activities to larger themes, societal and European visions.