A people's Europe and a Europe of the people: the EUROPEADE. Europe at its best!
Look at the release of the Europeade program from 5th till 9th of August 2020 by our President.
Antwerp, Belgium – The International Europeade Committee and its technical team will present Europeade 2020 – Together virtually, a virtual gathering of 200 folk dancing groups featuring 5000 dancers, musicians and singers from all over Europe taking place on its web site and Facebook page August 5th to 9th.
The 2020 Europeade will appear online in place for the real one planned this year in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda for the 57th time and cancelled in its live version due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since 1964, the Europeade has gathered every summer thousands of folk dancers and musicians from the whole of Europe in its rotating festival held in 34 different cities in more than 20 countries in Europe. The Europeade, member of “Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe”, is the biggest folk dancing gathering on the continent, taking place every year in July or August in a different city, in a different country, to be closer to the cultural diversity of Europe. It is important to note that, in spite of its wide European participation (22 countries involved in the 2019 edition) and its important role in the defense of local cultures and traditions, the organization receives no financial support apart from the host cities and the fees paid by the individual participants.
“The Europeade is a moment we all wait for” says a participant “because it allows us to show and share our traditions with the rest of Europe, meet other traditions, make new friends every year and live 5 days of fun”.
“Unity in diversity” is the logo of the Europeade. We are happy to make this message accessible to all through our website and Facebook page. More information awaits you there.
International Europeade Committee: www.europeade.eu, email@example.com
International press correspondent: Hervé Miaux, firstname.lastname@example.org
The global Corona crisis is a challenging time for us all. Our committee members and myself hope that you and your family are all doing well. Distance is currently the highest form of care - we are therefore strictly adhering to the recommendations and restrictions of the state authorities in order to minimise any risk to the health of our Europeade participants and guests. We are relying on the recommendations of the national and international health authorities, and, in particular, the authorities in Lithuania and Klaipėda.
If your group wants to participate in future editions of the Europeade, you can use the form as a request for participation.
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Europeade is a five day party for 5,000 dancers, musicians and singers.
It is not just an event. We create European friendship and unity through our diversity.
Europeade is an independent annual meeting of 5,000 people involved in folk dance and music from all over Europe. We meet for a week in summer every year, often in a new city in Europe, old friends and new groups together. We show our dances in displays in large arenas and in the streets of the city, and hold a ball, a parade, and an oecumenical service. Groups dance, sing and play their music in costume throughout the city all day and all night! We share our regional culture with the local inhabitants and each other.
We are committed to the preservation of our intangible heritage of regional folk culture, be it music, dance, song, or costume.