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Our international network

Like every association, ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. is also supported by its members – the general meeting is the highest body of the association. Without our members our work would not exist in this form. Members are friends* of the association, (former) participants and volunteers, partners* from youth work and other interested people who want to support our work. Every person can apply for.membership

ROOTS & ROUTES International Association (RRIA)

The ROOTS & ROUTES International Association is the umbrella organization for currently ten ROOTS & ROUTES organizations in eight countries. Most of these members – unlike us – do not have “ROOTS & ROUTES” in their name; but are still active in international exchange projects for young artists*.
As an association, RRIA also has a board of directors; Janna from the RRCGN team is currently one of the two RRIA vice presidents.
More info on RRIA and on the individual member organizations of the ROOTS & ROUTES network can be found on the network’s website:

Highlights of the international work

The international ROOTS & ROUTES network has been active for 15 years; during this time there have been many highlights, e.g.. :

  • Performances of the international ROOTS & ROUTES dance project “Mind Ur Step – Connecting Urban Dance and Theatres” 2019 at the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (KVS) Brussels, Belgium, and at the Centre Chorégraphique National de La Rochelle, France.
  • young.europe. award at the Jugendkulturpreis NRW 2018 for the RRCGN project “The ROOTS & ROUTES Experience 2017
  • The international 24Hz festival for urban media art, organized by RRCGN in Cologne.
  • Performance of the ROOTS & ROUTES project “Art’n’Go” at the Sziget Festival Budapest 2011.
  • International ROOTS & ROUTES Masterclass with De la Soul in Rotterdam/Netherlands, 2007.
  • An international ROOTS & ROUTES group opens one of the two main stages of the Summerjam Festival 2006 in Cologne.