The European Association of Folklore Festivals EAFF develops a project for co-funding from the European Commission under the program Creative Europe (2014–2020). The project title of the project is European Folklore Championship Network.
The primary goal of the project is the creation of a network of national folklore events (festivals and championships) in more than 20 European countries. The system of festivals with competitive character is with upgradeable position up to the ranking of folklore groups to Regional Championships, European Championship for folklore and World Championship for folklore.
The co-funding of the Championship system by the European Commission under the program Creative Europe (2014–2020) will contribute for the easier realization of the project.
Program Creative Europe (2014–2020) will cover 50% of organizational costs for 4 years of each National or Regional Championship, which will take place within the project.
European Association of Folklore Festivals – EAFF is constantly working for the preservation, support and promotion of all form of authentic folklore arts, which compose valuable Intangible Cultural Heritage. The competitive environment gives new creative powers and vast appreciation of the ones involved in the field of preservation of the living cultural heritage. Through the use of conventional and modern media technologies, the folklore art will reach the youth, in order to pass the millennial traditions that bear the spirit and the power of our ancestor.
The festival organizers, who are interested have to fill an application for inclusion in the project. The applications will be reviewed by an expert council. Additional clarifying questions can be inquired.
Detail information for conditions and requirements, please visit the official page of Creative Europe