INSTED, founded in 2006, is an organization that is dedicated to improve the international position of young theatre directors. It wants to initiate a European-wide dialogue about theatre today and in the future. INSTED believes that in this "small world" it is very important that young theatre directors reflect on what is happening in theatre across the border, but also have opportunities to present themselves to others on an international level. It is important for young theatre makers to encounter other ideas and visions on theatre and theatre systems and, above all, exchange experiences and searches with colleagues that find themselves in a similar phase in their careers. Exchange broadens the views and ways of thinking of these makers, which can inspire and stimulate the artistic process.