International theatre co-operation is a kind of paradox: we participate in festivals, workshops and other international events because we are looking for difference, but what we find is the awareness that we are all equal: that we are equal in sincerity, in our desire to discover new worlds through the theatre, that every one of us are looking for what is best in each one of us and we present it to the rest of the world. And by that we can make it just a little more beautiful.

We find out that we are all equal in this, albeit each in a completely unique way.

With theatre we create a better world. And the knowing that you are not alone in this, that it is happening all over the world, it makes you even more confident and convinced that taking this hard but beautiful path was the best decision in your life.

Matjaž Šmalc Solvenia

Members at the 2017 General Assembly voted for no direct Regional Representation to Council. The CEC Regional Representative, Mary Pears, Ireland ended her eight year mandate on Council at the 2017 General Assembly.

CEC is the largest European region of AITA/AITA asbl stretching from Ireland in the west to the Ural Mountains of Russia in the east and as far south as Israel. Working languages are English and German.

CEC Members are the AITA/IATA Members and Associates from:

Austria, Flanders (Belgium), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland), Israel, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sud Tirol (Italy), Switzerland (German speaking), Ukraine.

he CEC Mission is to assist members in all aspects of amateur theatre.

Information on CEC events is included on this AITA/IATA website HERE.

The next CEC General Assembly will be held during the Progress Sopron Festival in September 2019. You find information on this festival HERE.

Contact Information:

Ms. Alla Zorina,

President of CEC


Russian AITA/IATA Centre

Strastnoy Boulevard 10, 107031 Moscow, Russian Federation

Tel: / Fax: +7 495 694 0702

János Regös,

Artistic Co-ordinator, CEC


Magyar Szín-Játékos Szövetség / Hungarian Federations of Hungarian Amateur Theatres and Players, H-1122 Budapest, Csaba 6.1.7. Hungary

Tel: +36 309050576

Kevin Dowsett,

Secretary General and Treasurer, CEC

President, Great Britain AITA/IATA National Centre