Director: Prof. Dario Cebic Town Host - Dugo Selo, Croatia Dugo Selo is a small hystorycal city and it is a 20 km drive from Zagreb city centre. Dugo Selo is a part of Zagreb metropolitan area. Program: 06.07.2023 Arrival - Check in at hotel – 17:00 Technical conference with all leaders of groups to d scuss the program of festival - Dinner 07.07.2023 Breakfast - Optional excursion – Lunch time - Preparation for the concert 20:30 Opening Ceremony, presentation of Jury and concert for all groups (Competition) - Dinner 08.07.2023 Breakfast - Optional excursions - Lunch time - 18:00 Ceremony and concert of all groups (Competition). Awards. 09.07.2023 Breakfast. Departure of the groups *The organizers reserve the right to change the program of the "European Folklore Festival and Competition". Regulations: Terms and conditions for participating in the contest: groups who are willing to participate in the "European Folklore Festival and Competition" have to complete and sign application form all participants pay their own travel expenses the Organizing Committee provides accommodation and cultural program (excursions) by agreement with the participants. the presence in various events is required (official opening, official closing, activities or others) Categories: A) solo section (instrumental and voices) B) Folklore songs groups C) Folklore dances groups D) Folklore mix ensembles E) Instrumental groups (Ensemble and Orchestra) Awards: The jury consists of 3 to 5 people. 1st prize - golden medals, diploma and cup. 2nd prize - silver medals and diploma 3rd prize - bronze medals and diploma *in the separate categories may be given additional gold, silver and bronze medals with the relevant diplomas. *special Jury Prizes *The awards are announced at the ceremony during the World Championship of Folklore "European Folklore Festival and Competition" Participation fee: 112.50 Euro per person - 4 days/3 nights - half board /breakfast and lunch/ 150 Euro per person - 5 days/4 nights - half board /breakfast and lunch/ Accommodation in 2 or 3-bed rooms For every 26 participants - 1 is free (25 paying participants + 1 free of charge). *Supplement for single room – 15 Euro per person per day Participation fee without using accommodation: Soloist 20 Euro; Ensemble or small group 50 Euro; Orchestra 75 Euro; Participation fee doesn't include: Travel Personal expenses Any group, willing to participate, must complete an Applicaiton from. Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.