Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


The first global conference of puppet theatre festival directors took place in Bochum – Germany in 2003 and a second one was held in 2007, gathering more around 40 participants.
The third Symposium, always in the framework of FIDENA, was the opportunity of a conference on 19th and 20th May 2014 which the them was “Cultural Education vs. Artistic Freedom – International Festivals in times of Crisis“.
We are glad to invite you to read the programme, the texts of the lectures given during this meeting, as well extracts of comments, feedback from participants.