From 17th March to 8th April 2018  

10 European shows (94 performances) for very young children in 18 towns in the Val d’Oise and Seine-et-Marne counties : Arnouville, Argenteuil, Cergy, Ermont, Fosses, Garges-lès-Gonesse, Gonesse, Goussainville, Marly-la-Ville, Mitry-Mory, Montmorency, Persan, Roissy, Saint-Gratien, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône, Sarcelles, Taverny, Villiers-le-Bel. 

28th and 29th March 2018

European Forum at the Marcel Pagnol space in Villiers-le-Bel with shows, conferences and inter-professional exchanges involving artists, researchers, festival directors and programmers, staff from early childhood organisations and parents.



European Forum

To dig deeper…

European Forum 2018: videos

Videos of the highlights of the European Forum 2018 (in French)

European Forum 2018: Participants’ interviews

Get to know the speakers through these filmed interviews

Summary of the European Forum 2018

Summary written by Dominique Duthuit, arts and young audiences journalist


Report of the 2018 edition of the PREMIÈRES RENCONTRES festival

Press release

Download the press release (in French) for the 2018 edition of the festival

Our partners

ACTA, conventioned company: Conseil départemental du Val d’Oise, City of Villiers-le-Bel. ACTA is subsidised by the DRAC Île-de-France through a territory convention, and by the Île-de-France Regional Council through an artistic permanence convention.

Supporters of the 2018 PREMIÈRES RENCONTRES festival : Ministry of Culture DRAC Île-de-France, the Conseil départemental du Val d’Oise, the Communauté d’Agglomération Roissy Pays de France, the City of Villiers-le-Bel, the Val-d’Oise CAF, the Embassy of The Netherlands, the Goethe Institute. This project was funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ project.