ASSITEJ is International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People. ASSITEJ unites theatres, organizations and individuals throughout the world who make theatre for children and young people. ASSITEJ is dedicated to the artistic, cultural and educational rights of children and young people across the globe and advocates on behalf of all children regardless of nationality, cultural identity, ethnicity, or religion. ASSITEJ brings people together so that they can share knowledge and practice within the field of theatre for children and young people in order to deepen understandings, develop practice, create new opportunities and strengthen the global sector. The members of ASSITEJ are National Centers, Professional Networks, and individuals from around 100 countries across the world.
ASSITEJ commits in principle and in practice to collaboration and cooperation b/w other international artistic associations on matters of mutual interest, where appropriate. ASSITEJ do this in order to advocate the theatre and the arts as a universal expression of human kind, as fundamental to human, social and cultural development and as a bridge builder for mutual understanding and tolerance as enshrined in the universal declaration of human rights.