Director: Mrs. Svetlana Rumenova Town host - Jesolo, Italy Jesolo is in the Veneto region of Italy. This coastal town is very popular with foreign tourists, especially Germans and Austrians, and also with the Italians and it is one of the longest beaches in Italy, stretching over 13 km. It has a wide range of hotels, shops and attractions next to the beach. It is also very close to Venice and its lagoon and many other interesting places in North-east Italy. Beach, fun and many activities for groups - that we offer you in Jesolo. The favorable climate of June allows us to organize for our guests different attractions during the free time like sand sculptures competition, degustation of typical italian food, miss festival , discotheque, creative laboratories ect. Every year in Jesolo the Absolute Winner of Folklore is awarded. Sopravista is the only organizer in Italy to have the license for this event thanks to the stable and fruitful collaboration with EAFF /European Association of Folklore Festivals/. Participation is allowed only for groups or soloists in the folklore field. World Cup of Folklore™ - Jesolo 2024, Italy is a competitive event part of the Folklore Championship System of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF with the rank of International Championship. The folklore Championship system includes local, national, regional, international and continental folklore arts championships. The highest ranking in the Championship system is the World Championship of folklore "World Folk". The hierarchical structure of the Championship system gives the participants the opportunity to rank and move to the next stage of the different ranked championships. The championship system is a modern platform for the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage, which combines an enhanced competitive start and a high level of performance of the participants. Preliminary Program: 24.05.2024 Arrival - Check in at hotel – 18:00 Technical conference with all leaders of groups to discuss the program of festival - Dinner 25.05.2024 Breakfast - Free day from morning till noon - Optional excursion – Lunch time - Preparation for the concert - 18.30 Opening Ceremony, presentation of Jury and concert for all groups in World Cup. - Dinner 26.05.2024 Breakfast - Free day from morning till noon - Optional excursions - Lunch time - 18:00 Closing Ceremony and concert of all groups. Awards. 27.05.2024 Breakfast. Departure of the groups * The organizers reserve the right to change the program of the World Cup. Regulations: To participate in the contest, the participants need accreditation, which is realized under the following conditions: Groups willing to participate in the World Cup of Folklore™ complete and sign application form. Collectives applying for participation must have obtained prestigious awards from other festivals, awards to be mentioned in the application. All participants are to make their own travel expenses to and from place of conducting, Italy and pay their stay. The Organizing Committee provides accommodation and cultural program (excursions) by agreement with the participants. A group delegation can include artists and their accompanying party. The number of artists and accompanying people is not limited. During the participation of the team in the World Cup of Folklore™, it may be invited by the organizers to take part in joint events – Official opening, Official closing, activities or others. The presence of invited teams in various events is required. Categories: Contest system includes the following categories: A) Folklore songs groups, authentic folklore (choirs and ensembles) B) Folklore songs groups, modern arrangement of folklore music; - (choirs and ensembles) C) Folklore dances groups, authentic folklore; (folklore dance groups, ensembles) D) Folklore dances groups; modern choreography (folklore dance groups, ensembles) E) Folklore mix ensembles - Authentic performances; (live vocal, instrumental and dance) F) Folklore mix ensembles - Processed performances; (live vocal, instrumental and dance) By all categories there is also ranking of children and young people up to 18 years /in children's and youth groups can participate up to 30% of participants from different age/. By all categories there is ranking adults people up 18 years. The duration of the program should not exceed 10 minutes. Awards: The absolute winner will receive voucher prize of 1 000 Euro and a diploma for the WINNER of WORLD CUP OF FOLKLORE. The jury consists of 3 people. The organizers have right to offer additional cash prizes. First awards in the relevant categories and a diploma for the World Cup of Folklore™ for the relevant category. The champions obtain golden medals, and for the second and third place – silver and bronze medals. At jury’s decision in the single categories could be given additional golden, silver and bronze medals with the relevant diplomas. The jury awards the best performances with a free of charge shooting and producing of a free video clip. All of the participants are granted with deeds for laureates, diplomas and object – awards. The awards are granted on a ceremony during World Cup of Folklore™- Jesolo 2024, Italy All award winners get a free of charge copy of the TV product, which consists of their performances, and has been broadcasted in Italy or in Europe. World Cup of Folklore™ categories are consistent with the categories of the World ranking list of folklore. Collected points standings with odds for a World Cup of Folklore™. Points valid for World ranking list of folklore. Championship Odds Points for participation Points by Category First round Points by Grand Prix Second round Regional /International/ World Cup of Folklore™ 3 15 1. 150 2. 75 3. 45 1. 300 2. 150 3. 105 Next - 6т Unambiguous text: The collectives or presenting organizations, if approved by the jury to participate in the World Cup of Folklore™, give the organizers the right to be recorded on video and audio, arranged in a program, presenting the fest and broadcasted by a TV channel or in some other way, for which a contract agreement will be signed. Participation fee: 3 HB (3 Half Board - Italian breakfast and dinner) For groups of more than 10 people 170 Euro per person - 3 HB in hotel ** 185 Euro per person - 3 HB in hotel *** basic 205 Euro per person - 3 HB in hotel *** comfort For individual participants or small groups of up to 10 people 199 Euro per person - 3 HB in hotel ** 230 Euro per person - 3 HB in hotel *** basic 260 Euro per person - 3 HB in hotel *** comfort * Supplement for double room – 5 Euro per person per day. * Supplement for single room – 15 Euro per person per day. * For groups of 25 participants, 26th is serviced free of charge, for the groups with over 40 participants, 41st, 42nd and 43rd are serviced free of charge. * The travelling expenses to and from the festival’s location as well as the costs of stay, lasting four days is covered by the groups themselves. * Free parking for bus at Stadium of Jesolo * Upon request organizers can arrange bus transfers from airports to the hotel for additional fee. * NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE – tourist tax of 1,5 Euro per person per day - Registration fee in World Cup of Folklore™ for second category is 100 Euro. - Registration fee in World Cup of Folklore™ for individual performers is 50 Euro. * Additional day: Hotel** 42 Euro / Hotel***basic – 45 Euro / Hotel*** comfort – 50 Euro Participation fee includes: 4 days/ 3 nights accommodation in 3 or 4-bed rooms, private bathroom with a shower and hot water 3 days half board (Italian breakfast and dinner 1st course, 2nd course, dessert and water) Support our staff during the festival Festival participation fee Participation fee does not include: Travel Personal expenses Facultative tours (tour of Venice, Verona, Padua, Trento, Castle of Bled in Slovenia, Austria) Transport, parking, insurance Transport from airports: Milan, - 353 km, Bergamo - 270 km, Venice - 32 km, Treviso - 41 km, Bologna - 196 km What is not specified in the above mentioned "Participation fee includes" * Groups arriving by air will be transported from the hotels with our bus in full team and will be accompanied to their departure in the same conditions. The transfer from the airport to the hotel and back is paid additionally. ** Optional Tours - Seasonal prices vary according to the number of participants. *** Invitation letter will be provided if needed. General Conditions: Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation. The application is guaranteed by the advance payment amounting to 30% of the overall cost. This amount will not be refunded in the event of renunciation of participation. The sender covers all bank fees. Except the participation application you have to send a creative biography of the group and some colour photos sent by e-mail. The ensembles should make rest of their payment for their stay in festival till 10th of May 2024. Until 20th of May 2024 each group should send the list of participants, name/ surname, sex, date of birth and passport number. Any soloist/group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.