From balconies in theatres all over Europe, artists and citizens will proclaim the European Republic and read the manifesto, written by Ulrike Guérot, Robert Menasse and Milo Rau, and pave the way for the emancipatory claim of citizens’ equality beyond the nation state! The proclamation of the European Republic will be on 10th of November at the same time throughout Europe, in big and small towns, capitals and regions, to decentralize the European idea. The project includes events, talks, panels and artistic interventions from 9th to 11th of November 2018 in many European theatres, organizing citizens debates to frame and accompany the proclamation of the European Republic.
In short: the proclamation of the European Republic is a symbolic act to connect to the dramatic dates that changed European history and are inherently linked – 11th November 1918, 9th November 1938 and 9th November 1989. The idea is to free Europe from its past and to liberate it for a common future –by calling for the the principle of general political equality for all European citizens regardless of their nationalities.