11 June 2020     Championships 

The conditions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic call for the cancellation of a number of established folklore events around the world, and the global Internet is the only way for artistic expression. The European Association of Folklore Festivals  turns the screens of your computers and smartphones into cyber scenes and welcomes all the bearers of European folk arts to join the first online edition of the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2020".

In response to the situation, created by the spread of COVID-19, the imposed social distance and the economic crisis, EAFF offers you an alternative opportunity for expression and creative contacts, which will save transportation and accommodation costs. The purpose of the upcoming virtual meeting is to help performers make a smooth transition to the new requirements of our time and prove that folklore music and dance arts cannot be stopped or limited by time and space.

The European Championship of Folklore will take place entirely online and will be accessible to everyone, no matter what part of the country and the world you are in. The online forum is held as part of the Musical Feasts “Euro folk” and is being organized by Euro Folk Academy and the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF.

In the period 10.06 – 30.06.2020 the organizers accept applications for participation and video recordings, as on 1.07.2020 the video clips of all participants will be published in a platform, specially created on the web page of EAFF and the online voting will begin, as it will continue until 17.07.2020. A meeting of the jury will be held on 18.07.2020 and on 19.07.2020 the results of the online voting and the evaluations of the jury will be published.

Be interactive and have fun, sending songs and instrumental performances from 2 to 5 minutes, dances - from 3 to 10 minutes, customs and ensemble performances - from 5 to 15 minutes. You can participate with amateur and professional videos made up to 2 years ago.

If you represent folklore ensembles, folklore singing and dancing groups, choirs, folklore dance clubs, groups for old urban songs, brass and folk orchestras, individual performers, duets or trios – become part and delight the audience with your inspiring performances! 

A commission of an authoritative and highly qualified jury will determine which participants will be awarded with high honors for their performance, covering all three criteria - level of complexity, performance and stage behavior. Оnline voting will award a diploma “Audience Award” in different categories.

With this new form of communication we will overcome isolation and stay together in this challenge, because folklore has always been, is and will be shared knowledge!

Hurry up to see at the regulations of the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2020" and express your desire to participate in the forum, because places are limited!

Let the virtual competition in singing, playing and dancing begin!