7.5.1 Official City Reception
The City Council invites the groups to a reception, usually on Saturday morning of the event.
Each group should choose two representatives to attend the reception in costume.
We ask the groups not to bring any presents. We believe that the best present you can give is your wonderful performances.
Nevertheless, your attendance at the reception is appreciated. The reception gives your representatives the opportunity to meet other new or familiar groups, as well as members of the city council and the local and international committee.
7.5.2 Medical assistance
European Union participants must bring their own individual European health insurance card. This applies to all participants.
This card usually provides the following cover:
-repatriation for medical reasons
-emergency medical costs in European countries.
The rules vary in each EU country. It is important, therefore, to check the level of cover your country’s health insurance provides.
In the event of an accident or if you need urgent medical care, please contact the Local Organisation Committee for help, but all medical and other expenses must be paid by the participant.
We recommend that you take out insurance to cover any theft of luggage, instruments and/or clothing.
The IEC is not responsible for any damage sustained to the participants or their belongings.
7.5.4 Behaviour of the group
It is very important that every participant acts as a guest in the country/city and follow the local rules.
Groups that do not behave well will not be invited to participate in the future Europeade.
The Europeade is the biggest folk dance festival in Europe, and gives every participant a great opportunity to make new friends and meet old ones from previous years
Groups are requested to bring both the flag of their own region and the European flag (with 12 gold stars on a blue background) to be carried during the parade, etc.
All travel costs are paid by the participating groups themselves.
On request, the groups can receive a list of transport companies in the host city area which rent buses. The rental costs of buses are paid by the group.